Last Train Home is a documentary film directed by Lixin Fan and produced by Daniel Cross and Mila Aung-Thwin of EyeSteelFilm. It won the Best Documentary Feature at IDFA and has been distributed by Zeitgeist Films in the US. Contents. [hide]. 1 Synopsis; 2 Developments since the film; 3 Awards. Documentary · A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story .. 'Last Train Home' won the Best Feature-Length Documentary award at the 22nd International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and was nominated for a. 3 Sep In other words, it was a really, really boring film. And that's too bad, because there was some good material here to work with. More. Neum Daddy. Super Reviewer. "Last Train Home" is a heartbreaking documentary about migrant workers in China who number about million. If the filmmakers had.
13 Oct “Last Train Home,” an extraordinary documentary, watches that conflict play out over a period of three years in one family. It's one of those extraordinary films, like “Hoop Dreams,” that tells a story the makers could not possibly have anticipated in advance. It works like stunning, grieving fiction. The film. As the Zhangs navigate their new world, Last Train Home paints a rich, human portrait of China's rush to economic development. An EyeSteelFilm production in association with ITVS International. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media. An Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Winner of. Their daughter Qin—now a restless and rebellious teenager—both bitterly resents their absence and longs for her own freedom away from school, much to the utter devastation of her parents. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home's intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human.
As much as Last Train Home chronicles the Zhang parents toiling behind sewing machines or washing their feet in the cubby they call living quarters, while their kids back home pick corn and otherwise work a small garden, the film is obviously about the larger issue surrounding split families and lack of income among. Last Train Home, an emotionally engaging and visually beautiful debut film from Chinese-Canadian director Lixin Fan, draws us into the fractured lives of a single migrant family caught up in this desperate annual migration. Sixteen years ago, the Zhangs abandoned their young children to find work in the city, consoled by.