Lingyu Ruan

Little Toys

Sister Ye lives in a rural village, where everyone makes traditional toys. When Sister Ye’s husband dies of an unknown illness, and while Ye is attending to him, her son is kidnapped and sold to a wealthy lady in the city of Shanghai. Shortly after, the village is destroyed during an attack between rival warlords, forcing the villagers move to the city, where they continue to make toys. Ten years pass, and Ye’s daughter Zhu’er … Read more

Poster for the movie "Street Angel"

Street Angel

Praised by contemporary reviewers for its vivid portrayal of the urban underclass in 1930s China. Loosely based on Frank Borzage’s silent classic, SEVENTH HEAVEN.

Poster for the movie "New Woman"

New Woman

A female music teacher tries to become a writer in the male dominated profession

Guo feng

A 1935 B&W Chinese movie, with Chinese intertitles. It stars Ruan Lingyu and Lily Li, two of the biggest female stars of the era, and was Ruan Lingyu’s final role, being released after her suicide. It was filmed by Kuomintang-aligned Bo Ying Studios.

Poster for the movie "A Spray of Plum Blossoms"

A Spray of Plum Blossoms

Bai Le De and Hu Lun tung are military cadets. After graduating, Hu Lin Tung is appointed captain of Guangdong headquarters and goes away. Later, Bae Le De is also appointed to a post at the same place. Hu Lun Ting falls in love with Luo Hua, daughter of the local commander.

Poster for the movie "The Peach Girl"

The Peach Girl

An upper-class son of urbane landowners falls in love with a peasant girl. When a pregnancy results, the couple are kept apart by strict societal morays.