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CHINA | 180 minutes | 2019

Two couples work together in a factory, and each have an only son born on the same day. The two boys grow up as best friends, but a tragic event shatters one of the families. An ambitious, unforgettable story spanning four decades, this 13th feature by the Chinese filmmaker pays tribute to the lost generation that was forced to follow the one-child policy at the expense of personal fulfillment. A heartbreaking melodrama about dignity, with a novel perspective on the complexities of an endlessly fascinating country.

"A deeply moving, generations-spanning drama exploring the long-term effect of China's one-child policy on a small circle of friends." Variety

Best actress and best actor - Berlin Film Festival

 

Programs

Sunday October 13, 2019

Program #104
13:00
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #115
13:00
Cinéma Impérial

Saturday October 19, 2019

Program #239
13:00
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Wang Xiaoshuai

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Filmografie
1993 Dongchun di rizi (Days) 1995 Ji du han leng (Frozen) 1997 Bian dan gu niang (So Close to Paradise) 2000 Meng huan tian yuan (Suburban Dreams) 2001 Shi qi sui de dan che (Beijing Bicycle) 2003 Er di (Drifters) 2005 Qing hong (Shanghai Dreams) 2008 Zuo you (In Love We Trust) 2010 Ri zhao chong qing (Chongqing Blues) 2011 Wo 11 (11 Flowers) 2014 Chuang ru zhe (Red Amnesia) 2018 Wo de jing tou (Chinese Portrait); Dokumentarfilm 2019 Di jiu tian chang (So Long, My Son)

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay A Mei, Wang Xiaoshuai
  • Producer Wang Hai, Han Jianv, Yang Wei, Wang Xiaoshuai, Liu Xuan
  • Cast Wang Jingchun, Yong Mei

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