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So Long, My Son

Di jiu tian chang

Don’t miss this absorbing family chronicle that unfolds modern Chinese history with the rich insightfulness of a novel.

China 2019
Dir Wang Xiaoshuai
With Ai Liya, Wang Jingchun, Yong Mei
Certificate 12A
English subtitles
A Curzon release

This complex ensemble piece spans four decades, from the 1980s to the cosmopolitan present, and follows the interconnected fortunes of various characters around a couple, Liyun (Yong Mei) and Yaojun (Wang Jingchun), and their son. In the early 80s, Liyun, a factory worker, becomes pregnant for the second time, falling foul of the national policy of one-child families. Zigzagging between decades, the film shows how political reality affects the fates of the family and those around them. A moving and deeply involving drama of personal and national destinies, this epic narrative is executed with mesmerising control.

Jonathan Romney, LFF Programme Advisor


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