Monday, 15 March 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 179

427 - Spring In A Small Town - 2 stars
Voted by some as the greatest Chinese language film ever made, but I found it to be, well, just a bit dull really.
A forbidden romance built on stolen glances and the occasional hand-brushing-hand style that was common back then. Almost theatrical in approach, most of the action takes place in one house, but it feels long at 90 minutes, which is not a good thing.

Instead I would recommend that people seek out In The Mood For Love instead which also deals with a forbidden love affair and one of the most beautiful, poetic and moving love stories and is the best Chinese language film that I have ever seen, and it is a travesty that it didn't make the list!

Days remaining - 186 Films remaining - 239

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