Asia and the Pacific Screens
Wild Rose 野玫瑰
5:00pm - 7:00pm
06 Mar 2014
Theatrette, Sir Roland Wilson Building (120), McCoy Circuit, ANU
Wild Rose (1932) is one of the earliest leftist films made in Shanghai, starring Wang Renmei and Jin Yan, two prominant actors active in Shanghai cinema of the 1930s. Wang Renmei plays a country girl Xiao Feng, nicknamed 'Wild Rose' for her beauty, health and vigor. Her co-star, Jin Yan, plays a wealthy painter, Jiang Bo. The persistent but ill-fated romance between the two, moving between the countryside, Shanghai's upper-class circle and working-class slum, tells a story of rural and urban difference, class inequality, and the intensification of nationalism amid the colonialist era.
Ruchard Meyer's biography of Wang Renmei will be on sale at the event, by the Asia Book Room.
This film is part of the monthly film series Asia and the Pacific Screens, sponsored by the Australian Centre on China in the World.