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And the Spring Comes

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And the Spring Comes (2008)

101 min - Drama, Music - 10 April 2008
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In a grimy provincial industrial city, a talented but unattractive schoolteacher dreams of an operatic career. Her talents however go unrecognized in her backwater hometown where she works as a music teacher at a rural school. WANG dreams of moving to the big city to pursue her true passion: opera. Time and again, she heads to Beijing to look for work, but her efforts come up empty every time, continuously bringing her back to the dust-filled streets of her provincial hometown.

Director:  Gu Changwei
Writers:  Qiang Li

Storyline

In a grimy provincial industrial city, a talented but unattractive schoolteacher dreams of an operatic career. Her talents however go unrecognized in her backwater hometown where she works as a music teacher at a rural school. WANG dreams of moving to the big city to pursue her true passion: opera. Time and again, she heads to Beijing to look for work, but her efforts come up empty every time, continuously bringing her back to the dust-filled streets of her provincial hometown.


Collections: Gu Changwei

Genres: Drama, Music

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  10 April 2008

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Asian Union Film & Entertainment

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 41 min

In a grimy provincial industrial city, a talented but unattractive schoolteacher dreams of an operatic career.

And the Spring Comes (立春; lì chūn) is a 2007 film directed by Gu Changwei, written by Li Qiang. This is Gu’s second feature following his acclaimed feature debut Peacock. The film premiered at the 2007 Rome Film Festival, and the lead actress Jiang Wenli, also Gu Changwei’s wife, won the Best Actress award.

Plot

Set in a small town near Baotou, Wang Cailing is a vocal teacher who has a magnificent voice and a big dream—to be an opera (Italian Opera) singer at the National Opera House. She is not dreaming alone: There’s a young man who wants to be China’s Vincent van Gogh She also meets a gay ballet dancer who is past his prime. She falls in with a few other bohemian artists. All of them struggle not only to realize their dreams, but more pressingly, to get accepted and understood by the society. [wikipedia]