The Road Home

The Road HomeLast night, movie night at the Tynes was wonderful because the film of choice was Chinese film The Road Home, one of my all-time favorites. It was the third time that I watched the movie and yet I found I still could not help but cry at the end of it — not because the finale was sad but simply because the film was so beautiful.

The 1999 flick tells the story of a young Chinese man who returns to his village to take care of the arrangements for his father’s funeral and to console his grieving mother. While there, the young man narrates his parents love story, which had been the talk of the village at the time.

The movie was just divine: Stunning cinematography, beautiful storyline and very engaging dialogue. It is a perfect movie. I really can watch this movie over and over again and never get enough. I wish Hollywood would pay more attention to such high-caliber films and maybe, just maybe, they could stop producing mainstream crap such as the disastrous Catwoman, the latest in a long list of horrible films I’ve had to endure.

3 thoughts on “The Road Home”

  1. Sounds like a great film. I’ll add it my list to watch.
    I agree with you concerning the lack of quality in American movies. For the most part, its just about making a profit. However, there are a few quality films out there. “Red Violin” comes to mind. It traces the owners of a rare violin made in Italy about the 17th century to the present day. Such films are the exception.

  2. Alan,
    I have to agree with you. Red violin is a great movie. I watched it some years ago, but I don’t remember much. I think I have to rent it to refresh my memory;-)

  3. I have to disagree with you Natasha-the ending was kind of sad. But it was definately one of the most beautifuly made films I have ever watched. A must see.

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