Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 29th February 2:00 PM - Theatre By The Lake

So Long My Son

Director: Wang Xiaoshuai Country: China
Cert: 12A Year: 2019 Length: 185 minsLanguage: Chinese
2020 Festival
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Audience Reaction

Score: 82.48% Attendance: 128


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


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

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

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



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