A Simple Goodbye


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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Original Title:Gaobie
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Programs:- Asian Frontiers
- Competition: Emerging Filmmaker
- Women and Film
- Best of Fest
Family Drama
Culture & Society
Asian Interest
Women Directors
Release Year:2015
Runtime:100 min
Festivals & Awards:Winner of Spirit of Asia Award at Tokyo International Film Festival
Language:Chinese (Mandarin)
(with English subtitles)
Print Source:Youth Film Studio
Director:Degena Yun
Cinematographer:Ma Sai
Mu Zhenglun
Screenwriter:Degena Yun
Editor:Zhang Jianhua
Composer:He Bin
Principal Cast:Tu Men
Ai Liya
Degena Yun
Ba Yingerile
Filmography:Debut Feature


Degena Yun’s assured debut feature is a subtle and moving story about the emotional drift between two generations. Shanshan, sent to the UK for school, returns home to Beijing with an air of Western teenage ennui. He father, an aging Mongolian actor long past his heyday, has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and does not have long to live. With one at the beginning of her life and the other at the end of his, these two characters slowly find a connection in their similar struggles—to accept what lies ahead of them with honesty, bravery and hope.