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
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.