Factory workers Liyun and Yaojun are a couple reeling from a devastating family tragedy during the tumultuous years between the 1980s and the 21st century. Constricted by the one-child national policy, their lives are gradually transformed under the impact of China’s changing identity.
China’s one-child policy is the historical backdrop for this sweeping chronicle of family and loss, a journey at once intimate and epic between a tragic past and a resilient present. Above all, its humanist beauty lies in the heart-wrenching performances, which won Best Actress and Actor in Berlin.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States