PODCAST | Nicolò Comotti interviews Wang Xhiaoshuai, director of the film So Long, My Son.
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Wang Xhiaoshuai talks to us about his way of representing life through cinema. Through his characters and their memories, we understand also his relationship with China and the forgotten protagonists that shape its contemporary identity.
So Long, My Son: So Long, My Son traces the lives of two families over three decades of social, political and human upheaval in China. Following the loss of a child in a tragic accident, their paths separate. Destinies ebb and flow, and fortunes are transformed under the impact of a country’s changing face. Yet even as their lives diverge, a common search for truth and reconciliation around the tragedy remains. But sometimes it can take a lifetime to say farewell. So Long, My Son chronicles people and a society in full transformation – in which human relationships and the tumultuous evolution of a nation are inevitably and inextricably intertwined.
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