Taking its Chinese film title from Chyi Chin’s hit Taiwanese pop song from 1987, Somewhere Winter charts the faltering relationship between a Beijing university student and a Taiwanese photographer across three decades. Written directly for the screen by celebrated novelist Rao Xueman, the film continues the recent trend for nostalgic romances about adolescents set in the 1990s. Rao and director Wang Weiming contrast this potential coupling with the frayed relationship between a mother and her daughter, challenging the audience to decide whether family should be prioritised ahead of our more selfish romantic yearnings.
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