Coming Home stars Chen Daoming (as Lu Yanshi) and Gong Li (as Feng Wanyu) as a devoted couple who forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident.
Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, three years later, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband’s return. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, Lu Yanshi determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife’s memory.
Coming Home is directed by Yimou Zhang (Hero and House of Flying Daggers), and is based on the novel by Geling Yan, adapted for the screen by Jingzhi Zou. However, for me it felt like the trailer itself also lasted three years, so I’ll be giving this one a miss.
Coming Home is out now in China, but doesn’t yet have either a UK release date or one in the US.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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