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Aro Recommended Nightingale, The

 

China / France 2013, 100 minutes
Dir. Phillippe  Muyl
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Rating: [G]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Late-life, Problem Child.

 

“Lush technical values, an engaging turn from its lead and some contextual relevance to Chinese society keeps the film from dwelling on its much-performed tune.”~Hollywood Reporter

Aroview: Gentle drama that draws together an elderly farmer and his spoiled urban grand-daughter on a lengthy pilgrimage through beautiful south-western China with a caged bird in tow. The project started out as a Chinese-language remake of director Philippe Muyl's own THE BUTTERFLY (2002) before evolving into an original screenplay.

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