• StoryXi He is a 9 year old autistic child who loves to go to school. However, his classmates' parents are afraid of his condition and don't want him to study with their children. For the fourth time, he gets expelled from his school for misbehaving. The director of the school wants to help but with his hands tied, succumbs to the pressure from the other parents.
    Xi He's mother fights for her son's right to a normal education despite his imperfection. She wants him to have the chance to a normal life. Back in the Chinese countryside, her brother suffers from autism and is hunted by the ignorant people from his village. Their old mother, unable to take care of him any longer, keeps him in a cage to keep him safe from others and from himself; like an animal. Tian Lin's childhood looms of memories tinted by her brother's life's effects on her. She decides to teach Xi He herself, willing to do everything to save him from his destiny.
  • About filmXi He is a 9 year old autistic child who loves to go to school. However, his classmates' parents are afraid of his condition and don't want him to study with their children. For the fourth time, he gets expelled from his school for misbehaving. The director of the school wants to help but with his hands tied, succumbs to the pressure from the other parents.
    Xi He's mother fights for her son's right to a normal education despite his imperfection. She wants him to have the chance to a normal life. Back in the Chinese countryside, her brother suffers from autism and is hunted by the ignorant people from his village. Their old mother, unable to take care of him any longer, keeps him in a cage to keep him safe from others and from himself; like an animal. Tian Lin's childhood looms of memories tinted by her brother's life's effects on her. She decides to teach Xi He herself, willing to do everything to save him from his destiny.
  • Main actor

    Liang Jingke

    a famous Chinese actress, graduated from Beijing Film Academy. She plays the mother of autistic child Xihe and is chosen from more than 20 actresses by the producer, with wonderful performance in the hit TV series ‘A Beautiful Daughter-in-law Era’ and ‘Before the Dawn’, films ‘Mount Dingjun’, ‘Kill Zone’, and ‘New Shaolin Temple’.


    Feng Jun

    Chinese child actor, plays autistic child Xihe. The only 8-year-old little boy has starred in the TV series ‘Family Feast’ and ‘Life as a House’ as well as films ‘Love Lifting’ and ‘Drug War’. 


    Zhao Ju

    Chinese actor, graduated from the Central Academy of Drama and has played the important roles in the TV series ‘The Courtyard of Fan Family’, ‘Salvation’ and ‘Enemy at the Gates’ as well as the films ‘Mao zedong and Snow’ and ‘Born in a Lighthouse Family’.


    Huang Jingyi

    China’s strength actor, has had performance in the film “Factory Boss”directed by Zhang Wei\‘No Man's Land’ directed by Ning Hao.

  • Creative team

    Photography   Yang Wei

    Chinese famous cinematographer, representative works ‘Firefox’, ‘Nanjing Massacre’, and ‘Ambush’ and so on. The film ‘Firefox’ (Directed by Wu Ziniu) won “Special Choice Award” (Photography) at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival. Representative works: Firefox, Nanjing Massacre, Ambush. Firefox (by Wu Ziniu) won “Special Choice Award” (Photography) at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival. 


    Artist     Peng Shaoying

    Famous Chinese film artist, he was Lou Ye’s artist in the film Spring Fever.


    Editor    Wu Yixiang

    Participated in the editing of Wang Quan’an’s films such as The Marriage of Tuya (Golden Bear at Berlin Festival 2007) and The Weaver in 2010. He collaborated with Zhang Yuan in 2013 on Beijing Flickers before working on Factory Boss.


    Screenwriter    Li Dan 

    Representative works: Working Boss by Zhang Wei, sitcom The Railway Station and The Showroom Tales.

    Screenwriter    Yang Haibo 

    Representative works: True Colors of a Cop, Absolute Control, Chinese Style Divorce and Sun Blood. Zu Ji won the Best Screenplay at the Lily Award in 2014.


    Screenplay    Chen Jianzhong 

    Participated in the writing of Fang Shiyu, Zhongnanhai Bodyguard and Fight Back to School. He won the Taiwan's Golden Horse Award for best screenplay by dint of Thousands of Words.


    Music     Cheng Chi

    Famous composer and music producer. Representative works: Impression of Sanjie Liu (live performance) and Impressions of the West Lake; movie Green Tea soundtrack; major documentary New Silk Road soundtrack; composing for opening ceremony of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at Temple of Heaven.


    Sound    Zhen Hongmin 

    Representative work: The Grandmaster (by Wong Karwai, 2013).

  • Director explainedOn one hand, the film aims to show the great maternal glory through autism, on the other, it raises a serious question to the community from the perspective of humanistic care.
    Xi He finally returns to school with the help from all walks of life and in the end, Tian Lin and Xi He walk away slowly hand in hand for there is still a long way ahead.
    Director Zhang Wei hopes to artistically trigger the audience's reflection so as to give attention to autistic children and difficulty in schooling and life.
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