So Long, My Son

Wang Xiaoshuai | China | 2019 | 175'
In collaboration with
Istituto Confucio
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Original title
Di jiu tian chang
Following the loss of a child in a tragic accident, the lives of two families separate. Yet a common search for truth and reconciliation around the tragedy remains. But sometimes it can take a lifetime to say farewell. The film traces their story over three decades of social, political and human upheaval in China.
Wang Jingchun, Yong Mei, Qi Xi, Wang Yuan, Du Jiang, Ai Liya, Xu Cheng, Li Jingjing, Zhao Yanguozhang
Films Distribution
The Match Factory
Dongchung Films, Hehe Pictures, FunShow Culture Communication Beijing, ZhengFu Pictures
A Mei, Wang Xiaoshuai
Kim Hyun-seok
Lee Chatametikool
Italian Premiere
Main awards
Silver Bear for the Best Actor, Silver Bear for the Best Actress (Berlin International Film Festival 2019), Audience Award, Special Jury Award (Uruguay International Film Festival 2019), Best Leading Actor in a Motion Picture (To Ten Chinese Film Festivals 2019), Best Leading Actor in a Motion Picture (Sir Movie Cultural And Entertainment Industry Award 2019), Top Ten Films Award (Shanghai Film Critics Awards 2020), Best Cinematography (Minsk International Film Festival, 2019), Best Leading Actor in a Motion Picture (Iqiyi TV and Movie Awards 2019), Best Screenplay (Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards 2019), Golden Rooster for the Best Actor, Golden Rooster for the Best Actress, Golden Rooster for the Best Screenplay (Golden Rooster Awards 2019), Best Ensemble Performance, Audience Award for the Best Leading Actress (Faro Island Film Festival 2020), Best Actor (Chinese Film Media Awards 2019), Best Film,Best Director (Academy Award of Beijing Film Academy 2020), Best Director (Asian Film Awards 2020), Best Actor, Best Director(China Film Director's Guild Awards 2020)
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Wang Xiaoshuai was a pioneering figure in independent Chinese cinema in the 1990s. His debut feature film, Frozen, is at the MoMA in New York. Wang has received many international awards: the Silver Bear in Berlin for Beijing Bicycle (2001), the Grand Prix of the Jury in Cannes for Shanghai Dreams (2005) and the Silver Bear for the Best Screenplay for In Love We Trust (2008). His films have been in competition at the Cannes Film Festival (twice in the Official Competition and twice in the Un Certain regard section), at the Berlinale, at the Venice Film Festival and at San Sebastian Film Festival. He was made a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture for his artistic merits.
2019 - So Long, My Son, ff
2018 - Chinese Portrait, ff (doc)
2014 - Red Amnesia, ff
2005 - Shanghai Dreams, ff
2001 - Beijing Bicycle, ff
1997 - So Close to Paradise, ff
1995 - Frozen, ff
1993 - The Days, ff



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