"Not One Less"
Directed by Zhang Yimou
celebrated director of Ju Dou and Raise the Red Lantern comes
this warm, witty and touching comic fable about a thirteen-year-old girl who
is chosen to serve as a substitute teacher when her poor village's elder
schoolmaster is away. Her troubles teaching children not much younger than
herself are nothing compared to the trouble she finds in the city when she
travels to find a missing student. "Not One Less is a movie whose
humanity is irresistibly, even joyfully, accessible" (Andrew O'Hehir,
Salon.com). A Golden Lion winner at the Venice Film Festival. Mandarin with English subtitles. 106 minutes.