This edition: FILM: Red River Valley
(1996/People’s Republic of China, 120 min., color, drama) Director: Feng Xiaoning. Cast: Ning Jing, Shao Bing Duobuji, Ying Zhen, Paul H. Newman, Nicholas Love. A simple country girl set to be sacrificed to a river god finds refuge in an idyllic Tibetan valley in the home of a kindly older woman. One day she rescues two British men who were lost in an avalanche and she nurses one of them back to health. His presence unfortunately presages the next arrival of the British who prove not so friendly. In Mandarin with English subtitles.