Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
This Chinese musical drama is set at a remote village in northwestern China where young Lingfeng (Zhang Lu) loves Liugeng (Chang Rong). However, she follows her father's dying wish and marries doctor Li Yongyi (Li Wei). The newlyweds go into the wine business, but Li dies in an accident. Lingfeng keeps the winery in operation, and although she takes Liugeng on as a partner in the business, she tells him she intends to remain faithful to her deceased husband. Shown at Montreal's 1997 World Film Festival, the film's English title is A Virtuous Widow.
death, deathbed-wish, grief, love, marriage-arranged