Song of the Fishermen
|Song of the Fishermen|
|Mandarin||Yú guāng qū|
|Directed by||Cai Chusheng|
|Written by||Cai Chusheng|
|Running time||57 minutes|
|Language||Silent with Chinese intertitles|
Song of the Fishermen is an early Chinese silent film directed by Cai Chusheng in 1934, and produced by the Lianhua Film Company. The film, like many of the period details the struggle of the poorer classes, in this case a family of fishermen who are forced to sing on the streets in order to survive.
A successful film, Song of the Fishermen played for 84 straight days in Shanghai. In addition, it is notable as being the first Chinese film to win a prize in an international film festival (Moscow Film Festival in 1935).
- MoMA staff. "Bright Stars, Big City: Chinese Cinema’s First Golden Era, 1922–1937". MOMA. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
- David Carter (2010). East Asian Cinema. Kamera Books.
- Song of the Fishermen is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- Song of the Fishermen at the Internet Movie Database
- Song of the Fishermen at the Chinese Cinema Web-based learning center at UCSD
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