Dir: Xiaoshuai Wang
Starring: Liya Ai, Jiang Du
in Mandarin with English subtitles
So Long, My Son is Xiaoshuai Wong‘s award-winning drama that follows two families over three decades: Yaojun and Liyung and their son Liu Xing together with Shen Yingming, Li Haiyan and their son Shen Hao. Hao and Xing were born on the same day. Both families were originally close and worked in the same factory but became estranged in the 1980s. When a tragedy strikes, the families must deal with the fallout alongside the societal upheaval in the 1980s following the Cultural Revolution. Told in sweeping tableaux, this intimate and moving portrait is equal parts melodrama and a deep-rooted critique of the times.
★★★★★ “REMARKABLE” – CineVue