Ninety-year-old Lan Tianye is an actor and director with the Beijing Peoples Art Theatre, having joined the company in 1952. During his lifetime, Lan Tianye has experienced some of China’s most dramatic historic events of the 20th century, including the Japanese invasion, the Communist revolution and the Cultural Revolution. In this short documentary, Lan Tianye gives a rare interview in which he looks back on these experiences, both on and off the stage. Incorporating observational footage and archival materials, A New Spring explores almost a century of extraordinary life. A life of drama, in more way than one.