A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
In the wake of his wife's death, Shi (Henry O) leaves his native China to find his estranged daughter, Yilan (Faye Yu), in the United States. There, Shi befriends Madam (Vida Ghahremani), an Arab-American mother who can relate to his feelings of isolation and culture shock. After having an awkward reunion with Yilan, Shi realizes just how far apart they've grown from each other. And though he can barely speak English, Shi decides to stay permanently, hoping to mend their broken relationship.

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Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)

Release Date: September 19th, 2008|1 hr. 23 min.

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  • Modest but moving, a finely observed portrait of a father/daughter relationship that will resonate deeply for many viewers. show more

  • In observing the reality of this relationship, Wang contemplates the "generation gap" in modern societies all over the world. His film quietly, carefully, movingly observes how these two people of the same blood will never be able to understand each other, and the younger one won't even care to. show more

  • An intelligent look at family dynamics set in a boring Washington State suburb where Bible-thumping Mormons come knocking on your door. show more

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