SO LONG MY SON 地久天长 PGLimited Screening

Directed by:
Wang Xiaoshuai
Cast:
Wang Jingchun, Yong Mei, Qi Xi, Wang Yuan
Year:
2019
Duration:
185 min
Language:
Mandarin
Subtitles:
English

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

Accolades

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

Audience Award - Uruguay International Film Festival 2019

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