International Lens Film Series: Last Train Home
2/21/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Association
China (2009) Dir: Fan Lixin.
Every spring in China, 130 million workers return home for the New Year – the world’s largest migration, an epic spectacle of a modern country tied to a rural past. The Zhangs have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades, visiting parents and, like many, the children they left behind for grueling factory jobs. These yearly reunions grow strained to the breaking point, as revealed in this intimate and starkly beautiful observation of one fractured family – and the human cost of China’s economic miracle. Mandarin with English subtitles. Unrated. 85 mins.