Thirty-year-old Viv Li is studying art in Belgium and hasn’t lived in her native China for ten years. During the Christmas holidays, she pays a nine-day visit to her family in Beijing, where it soon becomes clear how uprooted she has become by her life abroad. Losing your roots is a painful process, Li shows, though it has
its humorous moments. In brief, this wistful but witty account of a trip to Beijing portrays the discomfort of the bird that has flown returns to the nest.