Cheng nan jiu shi 1983

Synopsis:

My Memories of Old Beijing, a feature film based on Lin Haiyin’s novel of the same title and directed by Wu Yigong in 1982, is called a prose-like film for its unique artistic pursuit. The film shows the society and the miserable life of the people in the 1920s in Beijing through the eyes of a naive girl. The film is uniquely arranged. Instead of organizing the plot with a beginning, development, climax and conclusion, it features a keynote of sorrows and yearning for the past and a string-styled plot that links three separate stories. Like a multifaceted mirror, it reflects the historical scenes from different angles. The film has its content centering on the characters’ psychology and supplemented with music; an artistic form of expression featuring a gentle rhythm, symbolism, implication, comparison, and repetition; and a tranquil, concise conception similar to a Chinese wash drawing.

Directed by: Wu Yigong
Release date: 1983-11-15
Runtime: 96 minutes
Cast:
Shen Jie
Shen Jie
Xia Yingzi 
Zhang Fengyi
Zhang Fengyi
Thief 
Zheng Zhenyao
Zheng Zhenyao
Ma Song 
Zhang Min
Zhang Min
Xiuzhen 
Yan Xiang
Yan Xiang
 
Yan Qin
Yan Qin
Ma Song's Nephew