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Spring Comes South of the Yangtze

China, 1957 (MIFF 1958, Focus on the East)

Director: Hao Chung-min, Chang Mengchi

Springtime South of the Yangtze is not only a season for industrious work but also the rewarding time of harvest. No sooner has the late rice paddy been transplanted than the early wheat becomes a sea of rippling gold . . .

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