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Drama - Completed 2019

To get married, a successful couple return to Shanxi Province, the fiancé’s hometown. During the preparation of wedding, they encounter many conflicts between old and new ideas, North and South culture. They both are upset with so-called “homeland characteristics” .

& Awards

Warsaw FF 2019
Free Spirit Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Xian ZHANG
    • Synopsis
    • Zhang and Shanni are a couple with successful business in Beijing. Zhang is a director of some renown from Shanxi Province, and his film just won a prize abroad. Shanni is a fashion magazine photographer from Guangdong Province. They planned to get a marriage certificate in Zhang’s hometown and start a wedding trip , but it was opposed by their families. They were forced to hold a traditional wedding. Zhang couldn't accept it, his constant squabbling has sharpened the contradiction, his father was admitted to the hospital. Shanni was pregnant accidentally, so Zhang had to compromise. During the preparation of wedding, Zhang was hailed as a celebrity by the native people, who took advantage of his fame to gain benefits. Besides, the two families never stopped arguing for regional cultural differences, Zhang found that his ex-girlfriend was still in love with him and his parents had divorced. On the wedding day, the TV station made a live broadcast. Zhang had experienced the “characteristics” of his hometown. A series of conceptual struggles, worldly and patriarchal rituals had turned the wedding into an absurd farce.