Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2011
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Ten year-old Xiang faces a lonely future after his father dies. Just when he thinks he is going to spend his life in the orphanage, his estranged mother appears. His life changes forever. A loveless mother, a hateful stepfather, a chilly home. What does Xiang’s future hold? He finds comfort in drawing and his work reveals his longing for care and affection. Life is full of hope again when he meets the old school janitor who does not show kindness easily and a portly man who has crazy ideas. But he is haunted with nightmares about his brother. A horrifying truth is about to be revealed. Can Xiang depict his own image in the fourth portrait?


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