11-year-old Stonehead lives in a remote village deserted by the parents who leave their children in the care of older relatives. In this community devoid of male role models, Stonehead yearns to establish contact with his long-absent father and gain his approval. He and his classmates struggle to find their moral compass as they learn how to "be a man".
|Zhao Xiang graduated from the Performing Arts Department of Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1998. He had worked with several celebrated Chinese directors such as Lu Chuan, Liu Jie and Wang Xiaoshuai before directing his own films.|