Road Home, The

Road Home, The – China – 2001 – Drama/Romance.  “A layered, delicately but surely romantic tribute to the simplicity and grace of a bygone era..”- Detroit News.  When his father dies, Luo Yasheng returns from the city to his childhood village where his father was the much-loved local teacher.  But what begins as a short trip to bury his father becomes much more when he learns his mother wants a traditional burial for her beloved husband.  She wants to have him carried by foot, honoring the belief that a body returned this way will never forget the road home.  As Yusheng enlists the men needed to fulfill her wishes, the story of his parents’ love affair unfolds.  In the days of arranged marriages, he learns theirs was the first based on love.  “A gentle, engaging narrative of constancy and devotion against all odds.”-Entertainment Weekly. 


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