Liyan (Wu Jun) and his wife Yu Wen (Hu Jing-fan) are living a quiet life amidst the Chinese depression of 1946, just after the war has come and gone to leave the community in ruins. Liyan has a strange sickness that keeps him from much physical exertion and Yu Wen selflessly tends to his needs before picking up the apparently singular available time occupier of needlepoint. Together, they look after Liyan's vibrant younger sister Xiu (Lu Si-si) and rarely speak as they pass the days.
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The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The actress will no doubt be returning for the long-running FX series.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.