The Goddess DVD

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Ruan Lingyu, one of the most famous stars of early Chinese cinema, gives a devastating performance as an unnamed goddess an ironic euphemism for a prostitute in this profoundly moving but rarely seen classic of world cinema. A tragic tale of shame and maternal sacrifice, Ruan stars as a mother desperate to provide for her young son and forced to take brutal vengeance on her pimp. It is a profoundly moving drama, all the poignant by the fact that its star committed suicide at the age of 24, a year after the film's release.

Newly restored by the Chinese Film Archive, this iconic film boasts a new score by renowned composer Zou Ye. Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2014, this long-awaited release makes one of the most important early Chinese films finally available on DVD in the UK, and will delight all fans of silent cinema.

Product Details

Actor:
  • Ruan Lingyu
Director:
  • Yonggang Wu
Region:
  • 2
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Run Time:
  • 85 mins approx.
Studio:
  • BFI
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1934
Certificate:
  • U

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