Spring in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun)

  • Dir: Fei Mu

  • 1948, Putonghua, 98min, DCP, English subtitles

  • Cast: Wei Wei, Li Wei, Shi Yu, Zhang Hongmei

“Wei Wei, the protagonist, subtly and boldly gives articulation to her inner world with her biting murmurs of monologue and richly-layered dialogue… The ruins of their home had long buried and subdued her passion, which finally finds a way to break the spell, skipping and hopping in an outburst of new life with every whisper of ‘hmm’ and ‘haa’, and her inexplicable glances… Fei Mu knew too well where this historical transition was carrying them, and yet he was absolutely sure of where his heart truly belonged.” – Poet Director Fei Mu

4.1.2019 (FRI): Introduction by Louie Kin-sheun



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