• Cry Me a River

    2008. China/Spain/France. Jia Zhangke. 19 min.

  • Spring in a Small Town

    1948. China. Fei Mu. 93 min.

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Cry Me a River

    2008. China/Spain/France. Directed by Jia Zhangke. With Zhao Tao, Hao Lei, Guo Xiaodong, Wang Hongwei. This perfect gem of a film was shot in the city of Suzhou, with its canals and graceful old buildings reminiscent of Venice. When four former classmates (two ex-couples) meet to celebrate an old professor’s birthday, youthful dreams and attractions collide with the reality of adult responsibilities and tradition, leading to sadness and regret as penetrating as the cold dampness of the city’s canals. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 19 min.

  • Spring in a Small Town

    1948. China. Directed by Fei Mu. With Wei Wei, Shi Yu, Li Wei, Cui Chaoming. This classic Chinese film was a major influence on Jia’s Cry Me a River. Fei’s exquisite melodrama is set in a provincial town, where a young woman caring for her sickly husband is tempted by an old love—her husband’s friend and doctor. The film perfectly captures the brief period between the end of World War II and the Chinese Revolution. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 93 min.

In the Film exhibition Jia Zhangke: A Retrospective

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