Zhi Xiong and his grandfather live very detached lives.
He had no memories of his mum, and his grandfather wouldn’t talk about her.
At a show-and-tell at school, he even told everyone that his mum was a “chicken,” which is slang for prostitute. He didn’t know any better.
‘Shuai Ge’ tells the story about these two characters as they celebrated her memory in their own ways.
They reconciled because the memory of her was all they had.
It was also because they realised what love really meant, even if it was a silent, passive kind of love.