UC Berkeley Library

Feature Film

A Single Spark (Arumdaun chongnyon Chon Tae-il) (1995)

Directed by Kwang-su Park. Biography of Chon Tae-il who was actively involved in the labor movement and set himself on fire in despair at the indifference of employers and the government. 96 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Society Sensation (orig. 1918, re-released in 1924)

Directed by Edmund Mortimer. Cast: starring Carmel Myers, Rudolph Valentino, Zasu Pitts. A wealthy society playboy falls in love with the daughter of a poor fisherman. Based on the story The borrowed duchess by Perley Poore Sheehan. 25 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Spray of Plum Blossoms (Yi jian mei) (China, 1931)

Directed by Wancang Bu. Cast: Ruan Lingyu, Jin Yan, Gao Zhanfei, Lin Chuchu, Wang Cilong. "Adapted from Shakespeare's 'The two gentlemen of Verona,' this film is set in 1920s China. Hu Luting and Bai Lede are both graduates from the Shanghai Military Academy. Hu Zhuli (Hu's sister) and Bai are in love. Hu is set to Canton under General Shi's command. Shi Luohua, the general's daughter, falls in love with Hu. Later, Bai joins his friend in Canton and feels attracted by Miss Shi. From then on, the two young men become rivals." 100 min.

A Star Is Born (1937)

Director, William A. Wellman. Cast: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander. A fading star meets an aspiring actress, falls in love with and marries her. Her career skyrockets, while his continues to fade with tragic results. 111 min. Online Access through LFLFC and Kanopy

Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Story from Chikamatsu (Chikamatsu monogatari) (1964)

Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. Cast: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyo-ko Kagawa. In 17th century Kyoto, Osan is married to Ishun, a wealthy miserly scroll-maker. When Osan is falsely accused of having an affair with the best worker, Mohei, the pair flee the city and declare their love for each other. Ishun orders his men to find them, and separate them to avoid public humiliation. 102 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Story of Floating Weeds (Silent, 1934)

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu. A troupe of travelling players visiting a remote town where the ex-mistress of the leading actor lives. She has a son by the leading actor, but hasn't told her child the identity of his father. This is the original 1934, black & white, silent film, which was remade in 1959 in color as "Floating Weeds". 86 min. Both versions are on Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Summer at Grandpa's (Dong dong de jia qi) (Taiwan, 1984)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien.After their mother becomes hospitalized, two city children find themselves spending the summer in the country with their grandfather. 93 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (South Korea, 2003)

Directed by Ji-woon Kim. Cast: Yeom Jeong-A, Im Soo-Jung, Moon Geun-Young, Kim Kab-Su. Something strange is happening when Su-mi and her younger sister, Su-yeon, come home to their father's large but dark and somewhat foreboding house after a stay in the hospital. Their dad is taciturn and burdened, and their stepmother, Eun-joo, greets them with forced enthusiasm and more than a little sense of irritation. But that's nothing compared to what happens when bedtime rolls around.

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)

Director, Wayne Wang. Cast: Faye Yu, Henry O, Vida Ghahremani, Pasha Lychnikoff. A Chinese man who travels to America to see his divorced daughter remarry cannot complete his journey when he realizes a generational and geographical divide has developed between them. Based on a short story by Yiyun Li. 83 min. Online Access through LFLFCCredits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Pages