SO LONG MY SON 地久天长 PGLimited Screening

Directed by:
Wang Xiaoshuai
Wang Jingchun, Yong Mei, Qi Xi, Wang Yuan
185 min

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Actress prizes at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, this epic Chinese drama spans decades, tracing a group of friends through personal drama and major cultural change.

Yaojun (Wang Jingchun) and Liyun (Yong Mei) were once happy, but when their young son dies in a tragic accident, the couple never truly recovers. They adopt a son who struggles to adapt to his new circumstances and rebels against his anxious parents, culminating in him running away from home.

A mainstay of Chinese independent filmmaking, Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle, Shanghai Dreams) uses this story as the basis for a thorough examination of the effect of the political on the personal in China. The Cultural Revolution, China's One-Child Policy and eventual burgeoning wealth all play out as the backdrop to this immensely emotional story of loss, love and redemption and human upheaval in China


Silver Bear - Best Actor & Actress, Berlin International Film Festival 2019

Audience Award - Uruguay International Film Festival 2019

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