The Road Home Chinese Movie, English Subtitle
Chinese Title : 我的父亲母亲
Zhang Ziyi as Zhao Di
Zheng Hao as Luo Changyu
Zhao Yulian as Zhao Di
Sun Honglei as Luo Yusheng
Li Bin as Zhao Di's Grandmother
The Road Home is the story of a country girl and a young teacher falling in love, and the teacher's death many years later that brings their son back from the big city for the funeral.
The film begins in black and white in present-day China when the son returns to his village from the city upon hearing of his father's death. His mother, Zhao Di, insists upon following the tradition of carrying the coffin back to their remote village by foot so that her husband's spirit will remember its way home. As the narrator, the son recounts the story of his parents' courtship, so famous that it has gained the status of a legend in the village. It is here the bleak black and white turns into vivid colors as the story shifts to the past.