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SO LONG, MY SON (CHINA – DI JIU TIAN CHANG), THU 27 FEBRUARY, 6PM

By archive, Season 22 films

Event cinema!  We show this film in two parts on one night, starting at 6pm.  There will be a 20-minute interval during which we’ll serve wine and a nibble. Total running time including the interval is 3 hours and 20 minutes.

 A sprawling yet personal portrait of human resilience that traces the lives of two interconnected Chinese families over three decades from the 1980s to the present.

The epic story of two married couples enduring personal tragedy and state-imposed suffering is an almost unbearably poignant, profound masterpiece. – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ★★★★★

A gorgeous, melancholy masterpiece. So measured is the pacing, so sinuous the timeline, so understated the subtle ache of the performances that you don’t immediately realise that Wang Xiaoshuai’s exquisite three-hour drama has been performing the emotional equivalent of open-heart surgery on the audience since pretty much the first scene. – Wendy Ide,  The Guardian  ★★★★★

Intimate in focus yet epic in size and scope, So Long, My Son sets a heartbreaking saga of family tragedy against the changing face of modern China. – 100% from Rotten Tomatoes ★★★★★

Wang Xiaoshuai’s expansive drama contains phenomenal central performances. – Irish Times ★★★★

China, 2019 | Language: Chinese | 185 minutes | Cert: CLUB

Director: Wang Xiaoshuai

Cast: Wang Jingchun, Yong Mei