Kang Ding Love Song
Directed by Jiang Ping
Costume design by Tim YipStarring
Alec Su, Ju Wenpei, Purba Rgyal
This romantic drama, named for the famous Kangding folk song, focuses on the lasting love between Li Sujie, a young Han Chinese engineer, and Dawa, a Tibetan serf. The couple meet in 1950 when Li arrives with the Chinese army during the establishment of the Ganzi prefecture.
Obstacles force a 60 year separation, but their love never wavers. Adding a parallel modern relationship, the story reflects social changes over time and celebrates local culture.