BFI issues – SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN – on dvd

SPRING IN A SMALL TOWNSPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (U) 1948 CHINA IN MANDARIN £19.99

Love story set in a bomb-scarred Chinese town during the Sino-Japanese War.

After eight years of marriage to Liyan, a house-bound invalid who dreams of better times, his wife Zhou Yuwen (Wei Wei) is stuck in this loveless marriage looking after her husband.

When Liyan’s childhood friend Zhang Zhichen (Li Wei) returns home he is surprised to see that his old flame Yuwen is now Liyan’s wife.

Will Yuwen be able to put aside her feelings for Zhang Zhichen and remain true to her ailing husband ?

The film is a poignant study of adulterous desire and guilt-ridden despair and is regarded as the finest work from the first great era of Chinese filmmaking.

In Mandarin with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd

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