Xiao cheng zhi chun

2002 Drama

Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian

Starring: Jingfan Hu, Jun Wu, Bai Qing Xin, Xiao Keng Ye, Si Si Lu


  • For Tian, who was banned from directing by Chinese authorities for a decade, it marks a triumphant return; for those who have loved the filmmaker's work in the past, few resurrections have seemed as welcome.

    Manohla Dargis - Los Angeles Times

    12 May 2013

  • Tian's movie seems to be among the finest expressions of the Chinese new wave.

    J. Hoberman - Village Voice

    12 May 2013

  • Exquisitely made love story.

    David Stratton - Variety

    12 May 2013

  • Can be summed up in one word: style.

    V.A. Musetto - New York Post

    12 May 2013

  • There's a painterly translucence to this ''Springtime,'' and a mystery, too; each frame is as delicately poised and lit as a Vermeer portrait of a woman, beckoning but unknowable.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly

    12 May 2013


  • Best Feature

    Chicago International Film Festival (2002)

  • Best Sound

    Golden Rooster Awards (2002)

  • Zhuangzhuang Tian

    Tromsø International Film Festival (2003)

  • Zhuangzhuang Tian

    Venice Film Festival (2002)