Spring Fever

  • 115'
  • Hong Kong
  • 2009
Lou Ye’s daring Spring Fever starts and ends with the picture of a flower as it opens. The film tells the story of a passionate homosexual relationship between the married intellectual Wang Ping and the transvestite Jiang Cheng. The film is daring because explicit images of homosexual love are still sensitive in China. The Chinese authorities banned the director from making films in China for five years after Ye is alleged to have adopted a too-political standpoint in his previous film, Summer Palace (2006). Also the form of Spring Fever, shot illegally in China, is daring. Spring Fever uses Impressionist images and wild editing to create a sultry atmosphere, as can only exist in the springtime. Wang still loves his wife, but he doesn't know that she is having him spied on. ‘One night very drunk from the spring wind’ is the Chinese title. That can only end up in tragedy.


Director
Lou Ye
Countries of production
Hong Kong, France
Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
115'
Medium
HDcam
Original title
Chun feng chen zui de ye wan
Language
Mandarin
Producers
Nai An, Sylvain Bursztejn
Production Companies
Dream Factory, Sequoia Films
Sales
Wild Bunch
Screenplay
Feng Mei
Cinematography
Jian Zeng
Editor
Florence Bresson, Robin Weng, Jian Zeng
Sound Design
Fu Kang
Cast
Chen Si Cheng
Local Distributor
September Film
Website
https://www.wildbunch.biz/movie/spring-fever/