Luxury Car

In this emotionally taut narrative, Li Qi Ming travels from his small village to the city of Wuhan, determined to fulfill his wife's last wish of seeing her son. But instead of finding his son, he discovers his daughter working as a karaoke bar escort, forcing him to come to terms with their long-estranged relationship and the tenuous future of his family. Director Wang Chao uses Li Qi Ming to represent the painful reality of thousands of parents who have lost contact with their children through rural exodus and political upheaval in China.

Luxury Car was a selection in over 25 international film festivals including Cannes and AFI Fest.

“…the performances are subtle and smart, especially Wu as the cagey father. As the wayward daughter, Chinese pop star Tian is both tender and seductive.” -The Hollywood Reporter

Runtime: 88 min. In Mandarin with English subtitles in. Watch trailer here.

This film is being co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens collection. For more information, visit

Cost: FREE for Museum Members, $5 Non-members.

Sponsored by:
the Museum's Asian Arts Council

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