Xiao cheng zhi chun / Spring in a Small Town (1948) DVD9
A heartbreaking tale of loyalty, yearning and resilience in the wake of the Second World War, Fei Mu's "Spring in a Small Town" is often considered one of the finest Chinese movies ever made.

The film's principal female character Yuwen (Wei Wei) has all but given up on any kind of fulfilment in her life. Trapped in the ruins of their house in a small town devastated by the Second World War, Yuwen is caught up in a marriage with Dai Liyan (Yu Shi), a man she never really loved. Liyan has been ill with a heart condition for six of the eight years they have been married, and the relationship between them has for a long time lacked any passion, Yuwen’s role being reduced to a nursemaid looking after the sick man.
One day however, Liyan's old schoolfriend Zhang Zhichen (Wei Li) arrives in the town by train and stays with them as a guest. His presence throws the quiet household into turmoil...

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:33:34 | 5.84 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Chinese
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Mu Fei
Cast: Chaoming Cui, Wei Li, Yu Shi
Country: China

• A Small Town in China (1933, 9:05): an intimate portrait of community life in an unidentified Chinese town
• This is China (1946, 8:11): a fascinating compilation of scenes showing diversity and disparity in 1940s China
• Trailer (1:50)

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