Director Chen Kaige’s moving film about a young violin prodigy and his proud father. Father and son move from a small southern town to Beijing in order to find better music instruction and a path to fame and success. Just when these goals seem within reach, the son is forced to make the most difficult decision of his life. In Mandarin with English subtitles. 116 minutes. 2002.
Discussion to follow with SFPL librarian John Smalley.