Saw a wonderful film tonight – “Together” – at a special showing. It opens this Friday at the Bridge Theatre on Geary in San Francisco. From the flyer:
Xiaochun, a 13-year old talented violinist, lives with his father in a provincial Chinese city. Shy and sensitive, the boy expresses his feelings through his music. Because his sweet-natured father wants the best for him, they move to metropolitan Beijing so the boy can take lessons that befit his talent. But Xiaochun’s new world is unlike any he’s known: he meets new and demanding teachers, discovers true friendship, and learns the ecstasy and pain of first love. Directed by Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine, The Emperor and the Assassin, Temptress Moon). In Mandarin Chinese; fully subtitled in English.
This is a touching, lovely film. Had me crying. I highly recommend it.