Prominent Chinese writers and scholars gather in a village in Shanxi, a province of China and the hometown of director Jia Zhang-Ke. This starts an 18-chapter symphony about the Chinese society since 1949. Narrated by three prominent novelists born in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s respectively, telling their own stories with literature and reality, the film weaves a 70-year spiritual history of the Chinese people.
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