Cry Me a River
Running time: 19 mins
A poignant class reunion in the picturesque river city of Suzhou. “This short uses its setting and theme of missed romantic connections to pay homage to Fei Mu’s 1948 classic Spring in a Small Town
– often regarded as the greatest Chinese film of all time. Reuniting ten years after college graduation, a group of ex-lovers confide in each other the regrets and disappointments of early adulthood, as the river that runs through their town provides them with a constant reminder of the past’s irretrievability. In his first straightforward love story, Jia unites his two main muses, Zhao Tao and Wang Hong-wei, with the stars of Lou Ye’s controversial 2006 film Summer Palace
.” — Film Society of Lincoln Centre.
Screening with 24 City