Director Joan Chen's debut explores the story of Xiu Xiu (Lu Lu), a 15-year-old girl taken by soldiers during Mainland China's Cultural Revolution in the mid-1970s, when it was mandatory that all in society be assigned a predetermined and inflexible role in order to rebuild a fundamental economy. She is sent to the Tibetan borderlands for six months of hard labor to be taught the useful trade of horse herding under master trainer Lao Jin (Lopsang) after which, she is told, she will return to an honorable position in the Girls' Cavalry. As the movie progresses, however, an indictment of the Revolution, structured as legend, unfolds. NTSC, All Regions. Full Frame 1.66:1 format. Dolby 5.1 Surround. Rated R. 99 min. Subtitled in English.