"Journey to the Western Xia Empire"
Directed by Lu Wei
In medieval China, soldiers are dispatched by the
emperor to collect male children who will be molded into warriors. The
mother of one kidnapped child follows the soldiers' procession to care for
her son, earning their respect and admiration in the process. Named Best
First Film at China's 17th Golden Rooster Awards. Mandarin with English
subtitles. 110 minutes.