From acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Meng (The Piano in a Factory), the Chinese remake of Giuseppe Tornatore’s (Cinema Paradiso) emotionally stirring drama follows a widower’s visits to his four adult children who lead distinctly different lives in four Chinese cities.It offers an intimate look at struggles of the young generation in a society transitioning from a collective past to a materialist present.
"The most interesting, absorbing and surprising version."
-David Noh, Film Journal International
"A visually pleasing fable anchored in a poignant performance by Zhang Guoli."
--LP HUGO , Asian Film Strike
"A sentimental melodrama incorporates some intriguing commentaries regarding tolerance and the commoditization of life."