Directed by Jia Zhang-Ke • With Zhao Tao, Han Samming • Produced by Xstream Pictures
Fengjie’s old town is already under water, but its new neighborhood hasn’t been finished yet. There are things to salvage and there are things to leave behind… Han Sanming, a miner, travels to Fengjie to look for his ex-wife who he has not seen in 16 years. Seeing each other by the Yangtze River, they decide to remarry. Shen Hong, a nurse, travels to Fengjie to look for her husband who hasn’t come home in two years. They hug in front of the Three Gorges Dam. Despite a dance, they sadly call it quits and decide to divorce.