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The Road Home

drama, foreign, romance

When city businessman Luo Yusheng (Honglei Sun) returns to his village in northern China for his father's funeral, his elderly mother insists that all traditional burial customs be observed.

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- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Friday, April 27, 2007

Fresh: The Road Home yields its pleasures slowly, opening in wintry black and white before ripening into a miracle.

- Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News, Thursday, June 7, 2001

Fresh: This is a film that rescues love from the world of clich and treats it with the awakening passion it deserves.

- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, Thursday, June 21, 2001

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A really sweet, heartwarming, simple sort of love story. Chinese mysticism meets Hans Christian Anderson sugar. Reminds me of my road home.

- jennifxu, Saturday, April 30, 2011

4 stars

A true Romantic Film Here might even be considered a Chick Flick by some. Its about a man in China who is called home to bury his father, who was the village school teacher, so begins the novel as to how he met the man's mother who was a village girl who fell in love with the teacher at first sight. Not the typical American Love story, its better then that. Got to give it 5 Stars,

- bbcfloridabound, Tuesday, February 23, 2010

4 stars

A simple, gentle but very effective film. Beautifully shot and wonderfully acted The Road Home captures perfectly the sweet melancholy of returning home. A brilliant relationship is brought to life in the most simple ways but they work. A calm and collected film that knows how to tell it's story.

- kiriyamakazou, Monday, December 31, 2007