NAI RIVER by Bin Luo | China 2013 | Drama 98 min. (Asian Premiere)
In ancient Chinese tales, the Nai River is where the living world is divided from that of the dead. All deceased people must cross it to start another cycle of life. As long as one does not cross it, there is still hope of rebirth. On the way to school with his mother, Qiang had a car accident and became an invalid. The abandoned baby Xin had a serious brain tumor. It was inoperable, so he was abandoned to die. He was sent to a hospice care center for babies, where he was loved by kind-hearted people. Ying, a rebellious country girl, left the city where she worked and returned home. Together with her father and younger brother Xiaoxia, she began to lead a simple life. Sometimes, the continuation of life is not contingent on the success of crossing Nai River, but on whether we live together and stick it out.
Winner Best Actress CHEN XIAOXIA at the 10 Annual Salento International Film Festival 2013
In Mandarin with English subtitles