Dir / Scr: Lee Sun-fung
Orig Story: Ba Jin
Cast: Ng Cho-fan, Cheung Wood-yau, Pak Yin, Yung Siu-yi, Law Sai-kim
1953 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / Chi & Eng subtitles / 128min
In this Second Volume of The Torrent Trilogy, young folks continue to resist the conservative elders, struggling for love, and for freedom. The film implicitly portrays the lingering thwarted relationship between cousins Sun (Ng Cho-fan) and Wai (Pak Yin), by the sorrowful depiction of characters’ intertwining lives. Liberty is eventually acted out by their cousin Ying (Law Sai-kim), only through detaching from the family; tragic but still a way out. Finely scripted and directed by Lee Sun-fung who reworks the adaptation with exquisite details of human sentiments, the film constitutes a strong statement against traditional family values. Spring was awarded Honorable Film in 1949-55 by the Chinese Ministry of Culture.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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