Spring in a Small Town (1948)
Irish Film Institute
Temple Bar Dublin
Considered by many as one the finest work from the first great era of Chinese film-making, Fei Mu’s quiet, piercingly poignant study of adulterous desire and guilt-ridden despair is different from other films of the era. In a time when most films were coloured by the politics of the time Spring in a Small Town – now restored – is a story of a woman with a love dilemma. Following WWII and with China brought to its knees by the actions of the Japanese, prior to the rise of the Communists, led by Chairman Mao. This is the time during which Fei Mu’s film takes place. Wei Wei plays a woman who lives a lonely life, shackled by her care for her gentle, but ill husband (Shi Yu) – that is until her first love reappears into her life.
Presented in association with the Irish Film Institute. Tickets €9. To Book Tickets click here or visit www.ifi.ie