This edition: Saihu, the Dog
(1982/People’s Republic of China, 90 min., color, drama) Dir.: Hua Yongzhuang, Luo Zhen. Cast: Li Hao, Dai Qian, Zhao Yigong, He Ningkang, Liu Yibing. In rural pre-revolutionary China, a young boy questions the landlord’s right to enslave a peasant girl working on his land. With the help of his loyal dog, Saihu, the boy saves the girl from the landlord’s son and breaks the bonds of slavery. In Mandarin with English subtitles.