COVID-19 response: Movie theatres allowed to reopen

Stage 2 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy began on June 12, 2020. Movie theatres are permitted to reopen if they have physical distancing requirements and other public health guidelines in place.

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Mandarin-language Drama. Reflecting on his childhood, a man (Song Daiwei) recounts the events of a formative summer for him and the other residents (Liu Xinrong, Ban Majia, Luo Wenqing, Chen Gang, Wei Xidi) of a small Chinese town.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence; infrequent portrayals of animal carcasses - little blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Navigating adolescence
  • Small town life
  • The bonds of friendship

Classification rationale

Rated PG some coarse language, tobacco and alcohol use, and mature subject matter

Classification date

August 27, 2020