Last Train Home

Friday, September 3 - Thursday, November 11, 2010

Every spring in China, 130 million workers return home for New Year’s–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. The absences stretch on, and 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. From the producers of Up the Yangtze.

  • Country Canada/China/UK
  • Language In Mandarin with English subtitles.
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2010
  • Running Time 85 minutes
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  • Director Lixin Fan