Youth 芳华 is a Chinese movie based on a novel of the same name by Yan Ge Ling 严歌苓 that relives the 1970’s through the story of a military art troupe. It stars Huang Xuan (Hunter), Vivi Miao Miao, Elaine Zhong, Ora Yang Caiyu, Li Xiao Feng, Wang Tian Chen, Wang Ke Ru and Sui Yuan.
Liu Feng is modest and kind, the type of person who is always at the service of others and generally well-liked by everyone. He Xiao Ping who came from a farming village is often discriminated against and treated as an outsider. Liu Feng, He Xiao Ping and the other members of the troupe tell a story of idealistic youth, passion and romance.
The movie is directed by Feng Xiao Gang with a screenplay by the novel’s author Yan Ge Ling. Feng Xiao Gang who headlined the movie Mr. Six as a man in his old age refers to Youth as Mr. Six’ youth. Perhaps he meant it metaphorically though it can also be taken literally since it is after all inspired by people and events from the director’s younger days.