China during the Cultural Revolution. A prisoner escapes from a labour camp. He risks everything in his search for a stolen film reel in which his long-lost daughter appears – for one second. Soon he encounters the thief, an orphaned girl haunted by her own terrible loss.
A beautiful, moving and deeply personal homage to the redemptive power of cinema, in the vein of Cinema Paradiso, from Zhang Yimou, three-time Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.