'So Long, My Son' traces the lives of two families over three decades of social, political and human upheaval in China. Following the loss of a child in a tragic accident, their paths separate. Destinies ebb and flow, and fortunes are transformed under the impact of a country's changing face.
Yet even as their lives diverge, a common search for truth and reconciliation around the tragedy remains. But sometimes it can take a lifetime to say farewell.
Wang Xiaoshuai's acclaimed drama chronicles people and a society in full transformation - in which human relationships and the tumultuous evolution of a nation are inevitably and inextricably intertwined.
★★★★★ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
★★★★★ "Magnificent film-making" - Kevin Maher, The Times
★★★★★ "A moving poetic tale of everyday lives in changing times" - Dave Calhoun, Time Out
★★★★★ "A piercingly, profoundly moving picture that peels and exposes the senses" - Peter Bradshaw's Film Of The Week, The Guardian