Event: Spring in a Small Town @ IFI Feb 28th

The IFI teams up with the 8th Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2015 to mark the beginning of the Year of the Sheep with a screening of Spring in a Small Town on Saturday 28th February at 4pm.

Considered by many as one the finest works from the first great era of Chinese filmmaking, 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. Fei Mu’s film takes place following WWII, with China brought to its knees by the actions of the Japanese and prior to the rise of the Communists, led by Chairman Mao. 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.

Tickets are available from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie