From the director of Raise the Red Lantern, The Road Home is a lyrical love story set in rural China before the Cultural Revolution. Once again, this cinematographer turned director delivers a visually stunning piece of cinema that underscores the film’s tale of a decade-spanning romance. A young city dweller returns to his home village for the funeral of his father. As he and his elderly mother make the preparations, the story of his parents’ courtship emerges: The shy young woman had fallen for the handsome young man who’d arrived as the new teacher, but their relationship was tested by both tradition and state repression. The Road Home is a heartfelt reflection upon love, family, culture and change. Winner of the Silver Bear, 2000 Berlin Film Festival.
The Road Home
Directed by Zhang Yimou