Chinese Movie Nights – The Song of Cotton

This heartfelt drama is a moving tale about relationships across different generations and changes in modern Chinese society.

The Song of Cotton 盛先生的花儿 (2016)

April 15, 2019 OV + EN subtitles


Duration: 91 min

Category: Drama

Director: ZHU Yuancheng

Starring: YAN Bingyan, WANG Deshun, AI Liya


This film follows Mianhua (meaning “cotton”), a young woman looking for a job to give her a little independence. After much searching, she is hired as a full-time caretaker for Mr. SHENG, an ex-boxer who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Mianhua must learn to deal with the stubborn, petulant old man as well as convince his distrustful daughter Qin that she is perfect for the job, despite having no prior experience. As she gets to know Mr. Sheng and develop a relationship with him, she must navigate her feelings and separate imagination from reality.



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