The Joys and Sorrows of Young Yuguo (2022)

Haoming Chen,
16-year-old Yuguo, who has a passion for Eastern European romantic poetry, makes a pilgrimage from his home in China to the foothills of Romania's Carpathian Mountains.
  • 7.7 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2022-10-09 Added:
  • Writer:
  • Ilinca Calugareanu, Director:
  • Mara Adina, Producer:

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10 / 10

Deserves a watch

The Joys and Sorrows of Young Yugou is a beautiful but tragic story of a young man trying to find his way through life.

Through this journey Yugou discovers the beauty in Romanian culture but also finds his identity.

This mini-documentary will make you go through all types of emotions: disbelief, joy, excitement and incredible sadness. It's definitely worth watching and sharing it with other people.

An incredible young man who caught everyone's heart. His passion and determination are incredibly inspiring. Thank you Yugou for sharing your story and for teaching me to appreciate my culture more.