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Spring in a Small Town [1948]


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  • Actors: Wei Wei, Li Wei, Shi Yu
  • Directors: Fei Mu
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Language: English, Chinese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Bfi
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Feb. 2015
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00P6NRR8E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,280 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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A film by Fei Mu

Regarded as the finest work from the first great era of Chinese filmmaking, Fei Mu's quiet, piercingly poignant study of adulterous desire and guilt-ridden despair is a remarkable rediscovery, often compared to David Lean's Brief Encounter (1945). After eight years of marriage to Liyan -once rich but now a shadow of his former self following a long, ruinous war - Yuwen does little except deliver his daily medication. A surprise visit from Liyan's friend Zhang re-energises the household, but also stirs up dangerously suppressed longings and resentments.

Director Feu Mu's deft use of locations, dissolves and camera movements makes for a fraught, febrile mood of hesitant passion, entrapment and ennui. Cinematically and psychologically sophisticated, Spring in a Small Town has been restored by the China Film Archive, and is accompanied here by a number of rare and fascinating films from the BFI National Archive.

Special features

  • BFI re-release trailer
  • A Small Town in China (1933, 9 mins): an intimate portrait of community life in an unidentified Chinese town
  • China (Paul Rotha, 1942, 15 mins): a documentary introducing 1940s China to Western viewers and denouncing its Japanese invaders
  • This is China (1946, 9 mins): a fascinating compilation of scenes showing diversity and disparity in 1940s China
  • Fully illustrated booklet

China | 1948 | black and white | Mandarin, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles| 94 minutes | DVD9 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Dolby Digital 1.0 mono audio | Cert U (mild injury detail) | Region 2 DVD

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