So Long, My Son

So Long, My Son
  • 2019
  • China
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Xiaoshuai Wang
  • Cast: Liya Ai, Jiang Du, Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang
  • Language: Chinese
  • UK release: 6 December 2019

Yaojun (Wang Jingchun) and Liyun (Yong Mei) are a married couple whose son drowns while playing with friends. Epic drama of 40 years of Chinese life, with a candid, observational eye; tumultuous and wrenching but ultimately an uplifting tale of the resilience of the humans spirit.

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So Long, My Son

2 Dec 20194 stars

Epic and intimate Chinese drama from Wang Xiaoshuai, focusing on a family's anguish

Taking in nearly 40 years of life in Mainland China, from the 1980s to the present day, and with a three-hour running time, Wang Xiaoshuai's So Long, My Son is epic both in scope and prospect. Yet the Beijing Bicycle filmmaker has brought an astonishing…

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