Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
This Month's Film: Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
I first saw a trailer for this film a few months ago, and knew in an instant that it would be a perfect feature for Chopstick Cinema. Here is the NetFlix synopsis:
"Hoping to mend a deep rift with his dying son, steely Japanese fisherman Gouichi Takada (Ken Takakura) sets off for a remote province in China to fulfill his son's dream in this gentle drama helmed by Yimou Zhang. Despite the obstacles in Takada's path -- including a language barrier and government red tape -- he's determined to complete his son's unfinished documentary by filming a jailed Chinese folk-opera star performing a classic ballad."
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