"China, My Sorrow"
Directed by Dai Sijie
An awestruck 13-year-old
boy is arrested by Mao's cultural police for propagating obscene records
during the Cultural Revolution. (He composed a love song for a 13-year-old
girl.) Isolated in mountain corridors, the young boy befriends another
"terrorist" and an elderly Buddhist monk. He imparts on
them the need to preserve their family structures and create a greater
sense of self. "A deft and oddly lighthearted tribute to the
traditions and the spirit of freedom that survived the Cultural
Revolution" (Caryn James, The New York Times). With Guo Liang
Yi and Tieu Quan Nghieu. Mandarin and Shanghaiese with English subtitles.