So Long My Son
An epic family saga, it spans the tail-end of the 20th century in China and charts the collective history of both the country's one-child policy and the Cultural Revolution.
Yoajun and Liyun's only son is drowned after being goaded into swimming by their best friend's son. The two families' subsequent and intertwining fortunes are brilliantly and movingly portrayed.
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“The film finds, then repeatedly breaks, your heart, before a subtly momentous finale”
“So Long, My Son is a piercingly, profoundly moving picture that peels and exposes the senses.”
“A lingering, heart-breaking epic of great subtlety, specificity and ultimately universal power.”