CAAM is proud to co-present a screening of LITTLE TOYS (XIAO WANYI) at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival at the majestic Castro Theater! The film is a rich blend of romance and social commentary, a trademark of director Sun Yu, considered one of the greatest filmmakers in Chinese history.
Friday, Jul 13 1:00 PM
Little Toys was voted one of the hundred best Chinese films by the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2005 and its beautiful star Ruan Lingyu is one of the great icons of Chinese cinema. She is superb as a rural traditional toymaker who moves with her daughter (Li Lili) to Shanghai after her husband dies and her son is kidnapped. Set in the late ’20s and early ’30s, Little Toys vividly captures a tumultuous time in Chinese history.
The screening is accompanied by Donald Sosin on the grand piano.
Check out a brief scene from “Little Toys” here:
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