Peach Girl (1931)


Australia’s Silent Film Festival 2014
26 July 2014

Director: Wancang Bu
Starring: Ling Yu Ruan and Yan Jin
Duration: 94 mins
Accompanist: John D’Arcy

Originally titled Peach Blossom Weeps Tears of Blood, this outstanding Chinese silent film represents the tender beauty and depth of human emotions which characterize finest Asian cinema. The universal and timeless theme of love, which is so delicately yet poignantly portrayed in The Peach Girl, follows the story of a peasant girl, Miss Lim, whose true inner beauty radiates far more brilliantly than the rouge and make up of city girls, who captures the heart of the wealthy landlady’s son. Thus begins this fateful story of true loce divided by social classes and challenged by disapproving parents and peers.