Song of Silence

“A welcome narrative change from China… Chen Zhuoʼs Song of Silence, a naturalistic and semi- autobiographical drama about the uneasy bonds of family and rediscovering personal humanity, is a welcome breath of fresh air.” – Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter

China, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin
Running time: 117 minutes

Directed by Zhuo CHEN
Starring Bingbin WU, Qiang LI, Yaning YING




A hearing-impaired teenager tries to find her place in a fractured family.

Teenaged Xiao Jing lives in a tucked away town in Hunan Province, isolated by both geography and her deafness. Her only real emotional connection is with her uncle, an artist that she occasionally poses for. That slightly awkward hobby gives rise to a minor scandal involving the uncle, which results in Jing being packed off to the city to live with her resentful father, cop Haoyang. Rounding out the makeshift family is Haoyang’s pregnant girlfriend Xiao Mei, an aspiring rock star.

* Song of Silence: The Hollywood Reporter Review
* Song of Silence: Variety Review

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