A young girl is taken to live with her aunt and grandmother in Beijing. As an adolescent, Yanni is withdrawn and reclusive, believing that she has been abandoned by her parents and that she has no control over either her life or her fate. The fact that her “family” doesn’t have much hope for her future only compounds her depression. Surprising everyone in her hostile household, Yanni is accepted to college. As she prepares to begin her new life, an encounter with a delivery boy triggers a series of unexpected events. Director Li Shaohong takes us, as viewers, on a walk through a discovery of not only life under the city but also a realistic perspective on the human experience.
Cast & Crew
- Awards & Accolades
- Best Narrative Feature Tribeca Film Festival 2005
Reviews(see the best reviews)
Deep, dark and revealing! I thought it was going to be a hopeful story of this woman overcoming her station, and it was. But not in the way I expected. And this movie shares a common theme with other Asian films where the parents aren't helpful or supportive when their kids don't grow up exactly the way they want. Crushing. But, I like how the lead turns out. Such a pretty actress!