So Long, My Son

地久天长 | Di jiu tian chang

185 mins
9.4 / 10 (4077)


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.

MUBI's take

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.