Director: Yim Ho
(1984, 96min, color, Catonese w/English & Chinese subtitles)

Homecoming is a Hong Kong/China co-production, which is entirely fitting, as the storyline looks at how different and yet how similar life can be for Hongkongers and their mainland counterparts. Travelling to China to visit the grave of her recently deceased grandmother, Carol Zhang (Josephine Koo) returns to her ancestral home for the first time in 20 years. Meeting up with her old friend Pearl (Siquin Gaowa), Carol re-experiences the simple life she left behind at a young age. The longer she stays, however, the more Carol notices that something is missing from Pearl's life too. "A sensitive, beautifully scored drama, Homecoming perceptively examines the inevitable clash of cultures that reunification would bring on and, via the region's picturesque landscapes, contrasts the tranquility of the simple agrarian life, still the norm in Southern China, with the bustling cityscape that is HK and, possibly soon, a good portion of the Mainland." (John Charles, Hong Kong Filmography 1977-1997)