Keswick Film Club - So Long My Son

Saturday 29th February 2:00 PM

So Long My Son 

Director: Wang Xiaoshuai Country: China
Cert: 12A Year: 2019 Length: 185 mins Language: Chinese

Synopsis

At the time of writing, So Long My Son had a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes and it will more than repay your investment of time at KFF.

An epic family saga, it spans the tail-end of the 20th century in China and charts the collective history of both the country's one-child policy and the Cultural Revolution.

Yoajun and Liyun's only son is drowned after being goaded into swimming by their best friend's son. The two families' subsequent and intertwining fortunes are brilliantly and movingly portrayed.

Thanks to Curzon/BFI

Critics

open_quote The film finds, then repeatedly breaks, your heart, before a subtly momentous finale close_quote Jessica Kiang, Variety


open_quote So Long, My Son is a piercingly, profoundly moving picture that peels and exposes the senses. close_quote Peter Bradshaw Guardian


open_quote A lingering, heart-breaking epic of great subtlety, specificity and ultimately universal power. close_quote Josh Slater-williams, Little White Lies


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