The World of Chinese
RIVER OF SALVATION
Single and parentless, 30-year old Rongjie works as a foot masseur while trying to keep her younger brother Xiaodong out of trouble. But when Xiaodong's girlfriend becomes pregnant, this leads Rongjie down the rabbit hole of traumatic memories from her own extramarital pregnancy. It's a somber portrayal of the lives of those at the bottom of society, striving to create a better life for themselves but being held back by the world around them. Li Yanxi won the Best Performer award at the FIRST Film Festival last year for her portrayal of Rongjie.