Dafu is one of the million autism patients in China: he looks absent-minded,repeats other people’s words,swims with amazing ease,keeps everything at home in extact order...and maybe he is not totally aware of his mother’s death some years ago.Working in an aquarium,Wang Xincheng takes tender care of this tewnty-two-year-old son of his.With the generous help of the neighbors,the two live happily together.Yet,the father understands very well that in the end,he will have to depart from the world,leaving his son alone-and that day will come sooner than everyone is ready to believe.This film is an ode to a father wo is determined to find shelter for his son before it is too late.In the process,the boy achieves a measure of independence necessary for both to let go.
After the successful release of “Fearless”, Jet Li had announced that it would be his last martial arts film. A year or two after, Li won the best actor award for his performance in “The Warlords”, a Chinese historical epic. He even joked about his performance; “…if I knew I could act, I never would’ve become an action star.” Well, even aging action stars need to have a change of pace and Jet Li seems to have become comfortable with the idea … more
In the past several years, there’s been a tremendous increase of awareness surrounding the nature of autism. To be correct, autism is medically known as, either, Autism or Autism Spectral Disorder (ASD); both terms define a group of disorders associated to the development of the human brain. Typically, persons suffering autism display difficulty in interacting socially; in fact, they may experience difficulty with any form of communication. They may engage in … more