Friday, June 18, 2010

Ruan Lingyu & Li Lili 'Little Toys' 1933

I recently watched the Stanley Kwan biopic/documentary Center Stage (1994) starring Maggie Cheung. The film follows the life of legendary Chinese silent film actress Ruan Lingyu and I realised that I would like to try and see some more of her films. Some years ago I was lucky enough to see her most well known feature The Goddess (1934) on the big screen at a film festival in London.
Little Toys (Xiaowanyi) is a film she made in 1933 alongside friend and fellow actress Lili Li (pictured), directed by Sun Yu.

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