The film, in two parts:
Part 1: “Eight Years of Separation and Chaos” 八年離亂
Part 2: “Before and After the Dawn” 天明前後
Yi jiang chunshui xiang dong liu
Directors/screenplay: Cai Chusheng and Zheng Junli
Date of release: October 9, 1947
Part 1: Eight Years of Separation and Chaos (Banian liluan 八年離亂)
Part 2: Before and After the Dawn (Tianming qianhou 天亮前後)
Cast: Bai Yang, Tao Jin, Wu Yin, Yan Gongshang, Gao Zheng, Shu Xiuwen,
See the video lectures and other materials in the Spring River Flows East (1947) module of the Chinese Film Classics online course.
Spring River Flows East (1947) is discussed in chapter 11 of the book Chinese Film Classics, 1922-1949.
Chinese Film Classics, 1922-1929 (2021), by Christopher Rea
An essential guide to the first golden age of Chinese cinema, offering detailed introductions to fourteen films.
2019/10/03-11-16: Zheng Junli films at BAMPFA
A retrospective on actor-director Zheng Junli, featuring 10 of his films, several of which were restored by BAMPFA
Crows and Sparrows 烏鴉與麻雀 (1949)
An epochal film, produced and set at the end of civil war, centering on a fight over housing. Who will stay and who will go?
Wanderings of Three Hairs the Orphan 三毛流浪記 (1949)
Follows the misadventures of Sanmao as he tries to fill his belly on the streets of Shanghai. Adapted from the comic strip by Zhang Leping.
Long Live the Missus! 太太萬歲 (1947)
A fibbing housewife runs into problems with her unreliable husband and his con woman mistress in this wartime screwball comedy.
Love Everlasting 不了情 (1947)
A young professional woman is hired to care of the young daughter of a married man, only to find herself in an impossible position.
New Women 新女性 (1935)
A contemporary social drama about “the woman question.” What are women’s lives like in China today? And what should they be?