Feature film

Screenwriters and Director: Roxanne Messina Captor
Starring: Juliette Binoche Leehom Wang Jing Tian
Genre: Drama, Biography

“PEARL” tells a story based on the life of Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck, who spent most of her life in China, first as a missionary and later as a novelist who started writing to support her mentally challenged daughter in a special school.

The story will take place following the Nanking Incident in 1927, which launched the struggle known as the “Ten Years Civil War” between Communists and Nationalists. The Buck family escaped from Nanking with the help of Pearl’s family nanny to begin a new life in Shanghai. Buck left China in 1934 and never returned.

Pearl S. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931 for her novel „The Good Earth“ about the struggle of Chinese farmers and the Nobel Prize for literature in 1938 for her „rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces.“