Brussels International Film Festival

Wang Xhiaoshuai – So Long, My Son #BRIFF2019

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9 min. and 29 sec.

To represent people and their memories.

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9 min. and 29 sec.

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.

To learn more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Nicolò Comotti
  • Guest
    Wang Xhiaoshuai
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    So Long, My Son
  • Festival section
    international competition
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