Springtime In A Small Town details
|Starring:||Hu Jing Fan, Wu Jun, Xin Bai Qing|
|Genres:||Drama, Romance, World Cinema|
|Original title||Xiao cheng zhi chun|
Springtime In A Small Town
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Oct 2003|
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A small film.By chlo from Kent , 03 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I love chinese cinema, but with all foreign language films you lose something in the pace of a film when you are reading and not listeneing, and I felt this film suffered from that. It seemed slow and meandering, although it was beautifully shot and at times very moving. It feels in many ways like a play, there are only five characters and all the action takes place within one house so this is how the director builds the tension. It was worth watching but I'd recommned anyone looking to find out about Chinese cinema to watch "Beijing Bicycle" or any of Zhang Yimou's films instead.
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promise landBy juradino (815 reviews) from London , 15 Mar 2012Romantic story about characters who never get up to much with gusto that inevitably ends up inconsequential. It is beautifully filmed though reminiscent of movies by the likes of Eric Rohmer. If you like this and want inconsequential thrills watch American Psycho. I started scanning after few unsuccessful starts about 25 minutes into it and apparently missed none of its plot.
stay and watch...By a customer , 30 Nov 2011Patience is a virtue- and by staying with this film you will see why. You are drawn into the character's simple lives, and their daily tasks take on a beauty of their own. I was lulled into the trance of the simple tale- The ordinary made important.
Extremely slowBy a customer from Kent , 22 Mar 2010The film is told extremely slowly, I lost interest half way through which is a shame as the atmosphere and ligthing were beautifully shot.
Formulaic and shallowBy a customer from Darlington , 14 Sep 2009Generally, I really enjoy slow films, where action takes a back seat to developing characterisation, mood, ambience etc.. This film, however, was too slow even for me, where much of the dialogue and movement seemed to me to be scripted for the stage rather than for a film. I found the characterisations formulaic and shallow, without developing and delivering the insights that I expected. I nearly always find some redeeming features in foreign films - e.g. depiction of social relationships - that I can take a lot of pleasure from when reflecting on what I have seen, but unfortunately, in this case, I was unable to identify any such features.
Springtime in a Small TownBy a customer from Cambridge,England , 09 Jul 2009understated and very beautiful~a quiet masterpiece