The pass of time has left a blank space in a sentence written on the facade of a humble rural house in China: "Only__ism Can Save China". An old woman and a girl, each with their life experiences, try to elucidate the riddle.
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Self-Portrait Sphinx Sphinx in 47 KM. Filling in the blank spaces in rural China
In the opening shot, we see a wall on which is written a political slogan. Because of rain and a courtyard door, this slogan has become a fill-in-the-blank question: “Only ____ism Can Save China.”
The resident of the house fills in the blank while she tells us the story of her deceased son. Meanwhile, in the same village, the 14-year-old girl Fang Hong paints her dreams on the wall of her house.
The slogan wall and the dream wall become the landscape of this village. Are they posing a question? Or are they offering an answer? It is like the great riddle of the Sphinx.