How far would a mother go to reverse her child’s fate? Based on writer/director Ann Hu’s true story, that’s the question facing Lan (Zhu Zhu), who travels with her 9-year-old daughter Meimei (Harmonie He) from their small town in China to New York City. Inflicted with a learning disability, Meimei is considered a strange girl, an outcast in her school and community. What no one recognizes, however, is that she possesses a gift waiting to be unlocked.
“Writer-director Ann Hu has taken her own experiences and crafted them into a quietly moving film that packs a deeply emotional wallop.” — Lois Alter Mark, Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Zhu Zhu, Harmonie He