Dongdong de jiaqi (A Summer at Grandpa's)
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Dongdong de jiaqi (A Summer at Grandpa's)
When their mother is forced to stay in the hospital for a prolonged period of time, 4 year-old Ting-Ting and her brother, 11 year-old Tung-Tung are taken by their uncle to spend the summer with their grandfather, who is a doctor in a small, rural town.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The graceful and thorny opening up of a child's world"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Hou's relative invisibility serves the story, allowing the mood, pretty scenery, and accomplished naturalistic performances to take center stage."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Hou's film places demands on our powers of observation, insisting that we, like Tung-tung, attend to the minutiae, ironies, and deeper meanings it offers us."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Reverse Shot
"These obvious elements of melodrama never reach any kind of hysterical pitch, however. Hou keeps everything wrapped up in a tone of warmth and childlike optimism."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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