And the Spring Comes

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And the Spring Comes
And the Spring Comes.jpg
Traditional 立春
Simplified 立春
Mandarin lì chūn
Directed by Gu Changwei
Produced by Gu Changwei
Er Yong
Written by Li Qiang
Starring Jiang Wenli
Wu Guohua
Li Guangjie
Dong Xuan
Jiao Gang
Zhang Yao
Music by Dou Peng
Cinematography Wang Lei
Edited by Yang Hongyu
Release date
  • 24 October 2007 (2007-10-24) (Rome Film Festival)
  • 11 April 2008 (2008-04-11) (China)
Running time
105 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin

And the Spring Comes (Chinese: 立春; pinyin: lì chūn) is a 2007 film directed by Gu Changwei, written by Li Qiang. This is Gu's second feature following his acclaimed feature debut Peacock. The film premiered at the 2007 Rome Film Festival, and the lead actress Jiang Wenli, also Gu Changwei's wife, won the Best Actress award.[1]


Set in a small town near Baotou, Wang Cailing is a vocal teacher who has a magnificent voice and a big dream—to be an opera (Italian Opera) singer at the National Opera House. She is not dreaming alone: There's a young man who wants to be China's Vincent van Gogh She also meets a gay ballet dancer who is past his prime. She falls in with a few other bohemian artists. All of them struggle not only to realize their dreams, but more pressingly, to get accepted and understood by the society.

Critical reception[edit]

Lead actress Jiang Wenli (who played Wang Cailing) won Best Actress from the Rome Film Festival for her performance.


  1. ^ "2007 RomeFilmFest Awards". RomeFilmFest. 7 October 2007. 

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