With a 185-minute running time you might suppose that So Long, My Son was an endurance test but it is an absorbing drama set in late 20th century China. The government policy limiting parents to one child is well known in the West but the impact of the policy on individual families is less well appreciated. Wang Xiaoshuai’s film is a powerful and moving epic - a social and personal history. Winner of Best Actor and Best Actress awards at the Berlin Film Festival.
This screening is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.
Cast: Liya Ai, Jiang Du, Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang