If you take it purely on face value, Tana Wulan’s Warm Spring is a sweet film of the love and self-sacrifice between an old man, a poor farmer in a country village and a 7 year-old orphan who he takes into his care. It’s the kind of film the Chinese do so well, with cute kids, beautiful sun-drenched landscapes of green rolling mountains and fertile countryside bearing the produce of the poor people working the land. When things don’t really add up however, when there are too many contrivances, stock characterisations and appeals to one’s sentiments, either you have to question the ability of the filmmaker to tell a story with any degree of realism or originality, or you have to suspect there’s another agenda at work.
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Audio: AC-3 @ 256 kb/s | 6 channels | 01:24:43 minutes | Subs: English (embedded)