Friday, March 11th
NAVAL HERITAGE BURKE THEATER
$11 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR
Back to the north
Directed by Liu Hao
Lead Cast: Nan Sheng, Su Yijuan
China / 2015 / 120mins / US Premiere
After 30 years of the one child per family policy, Chinese parents who experience the death of their only son or daughter are becoming what is called ‘lost families’. Textile factory worker, Xiao Ai, is diagnosed with a terminal illness and does not have long to live. She is concerned that her parents will become a ‘lost family’ and have no one to take care of them after her death, so she decides to persuade them to have another child. This has become a poignant issue, as there are more than one million ‘lost families’ right now, and this number is likely to keep growing.