This edition: All About My Stepmother
(1990/People’s Republic of China, 90 min., color, drama) Dir.: Ma Huiwu. Cast: Xu Shouli, Jin Xin. Explores the phenomenon of men leaving their villages in China for employment in the cities, only to permanently leave their families behind after starting a new life. Here one woman who has been left behind dedicates her efforts to creating a comfortable life for herself and her village in northeastern China. In Mandarin with English subtitles.