Tears over the Pearl River 珠江泪(1949)
Produced by Chusheng Cai
The film is a black-and-white fashion literary tragedy in Cantonese produced by Nanguo Film Company. It sets a correct, solid and brand-new starting point for realistic Cantonese films, and represents the peak of Cantonese films. In 1957, it won an honorary award by the Ministry of Culture of the P.R.C. It was a box office hit, ranking first on the list of the top 10 hit films in the first half of the year. This film vividly reflects the life and pains of ordinary people in south China and portraits those being oppressed with lively language of local flavor.