Seeking to honor a promise to his late wife, retired farmer Zhi Gen (Baotian Lee) prepares to trek from his Beijing tenement to their rural hometown and release the pet nightingale that’d been their late-life companion. Unexpectedly asked to babysit his pampered young granddaughter (Xin Yi Yang), the reluctant road companions come to appreciate one another’s perspectives in this engaging drama. French filmmaker Philippe Muyl’s semi-redo of his “The Butterfly” co-stars Xiaoran Li, Hao Qin. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Mandarin; Subtitles: English; featurettes; theatrical trailer. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
|Run Time:||100 minutes|