Wang Renmei is the WILD ROSE in writer-director Sun Yu’s tale of a mischievous country girl, a wealthy Shanghai boy with an artist’s eye, and the historical events that ultimately determine their love story. Set in the same era as Bertolucci’s THE LAST EMPEROR, the film portrays a fascinating contrast of rustic countryside and Art Deco cityscape.
Renmei (who was given the nickname “Wildcat” for her unbridled performance) and co-star Jin Yan (considered the Valentino of China) married her once filming was over. Their on-screen chemistry is the real thing!
In Mandarin intertitles with live English translation. LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BYDONALD SOSINON PIANO. With Special guest Qin Yi, widow of Jin Yan.