Last Train Home (2010) Feature Trailer
Feature trailer for Last Train Home.
Working over several years in classic verité style Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Like so many of China's rural poor, Changhua and Sugin Zhang left behind their two infant children for grueling factory jobs. 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 gives an intimate observation of one fractured family that sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower.