Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai
185 min | China | Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles
In this epic saga, we witness four periods in a couple’s life as they are caught up in a society of constant change. After their son’s death, Yaoyun and Liyun are haunted by memories of a once-happy household. To make a break, they move to a city where no one knows them, forming a new family with an adopted son. But this offers no comfort: lack of fluency in the dialect isolates them; their son rejects them as “foreigners.” When he disappears one day, the couple is forced to consider returning to the site of their lost hopes. Questioning the very possibility of family amidst China’s shift towards hyper-capitalism, the film reveals deep scars lying beneath the nation’s success story.
SILVER BEAR (BEST ACTOR & BEST ACTRESS)
Berlin International Film Festival 2019
Uruguay International Film Festival 2019
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