In this emotionally taut narrative, Li Qi Ming travels from his small village to the city of Wuhan, determined to fulfill his wife’s last wish of seeing her son. But instead of finding his son, he discovers his daughter working as a karaoke bar escort, forcing him to come to terms with their long-estranged relationship and the tenuous future of his family.
Director Wang Chao uses Li Qi Ming to represent the painful reality of thousands of parents who have lost contact with their children through rural exodus and political upheaval in China.
“Mainland Chinese helmer Wang Chao finally attains an almost perfect balance between style and content in ‘Luxury Car,’ a tightly written and beautifully played drama…” –Variety
“…the performances are subtle and smart, especially Wu as the cagey father. As the wayward daughter, Chinese pop star Tian is both tender and seductive.”
-The Hollywood Reporter
‘Luxury Car’ is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.
In Mandarin with English subtitles.