Fei Mu 費穆 1906-1951

He was born in Shanghai and made his directorial debut in 1933 with Chengshi zhi ye 城市之夜 (Night in the city). Fei went on to make a series of successful feature films for the Lianhua Film Company. During the war, he remained in Shanghai and turned his attention to stage plays. He is best known, however, for his post-war masterpiece, Spring in a Small Town (1948). He also directed China's first colour feature film Shengsi hen 生死恨 (Remorse at death) in 1947. In the wake of the Communist revolution in 1949, Fei Mu moved to Hong Kong, where he died in 1951.