The Road Home
1999. | Drama | 89 minutes | Mandarin with English subtitles
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 89%
- Metacritic Score: 71
Berlin International Film Festival: Winner,Silver Bear
Sundance Film Festival: Winner, Audience World Cinema Award
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I loved the simple clarity of the scenes between Sun and Zhao as a baffled son and his aging mother. In the film’s definitive sequence – a funeral procession through the snow – he reaches a visual and emotional apotheosis that ranks with the best of his work.
It is the resourceful actress Zhang Ziyi who makes the strongest impression, radiating her character’s fierceness and purity of her love in every minute of her screen time.
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