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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • After working on mainstream Hollywood comedies such as MAID IN MANHATTAN and THE LAST HOLIDAY, director Wayne Wang returns to independent dramas with ONE THOUSAND YEARS OF GOOD PRAYERS. In this film, Mr. Shi (Henry O) comes to the United States to see his divorced daughter, Yilan (Faye Yu). Mr. Shi soon discovers that it wasn't just age and the distance separating him from his daughter, and he tries to learn more about Yilan, despite her best efforts.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10187

  • Credits
    Faye Yu, Henry O, Vida Ghahremani, Pasha Lychnikoff
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] gentle, pleasantly unrushed piece of moviemaking....A THOUSAND YEARS studies the subtle day-to-day tensions between Mr. Shi and Yilan before building, in its circumspect way, to a big emotional resolution."
    New York Times

    "[Q]uiet, understated....Rich in revealing detail and apt in its use of everyday Spokane settings, A THOUSAND YEARS OF GOOD PRAYERS shows that Wang remains a master explorer of the landscape of the human heart."
    Los Angeles Times

    "PRAYERS is a spare, controlled study in communication gaps and a piercing sketch of suburban American loneliness." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

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