Cultured Phoenix Lane 文凤里, 27 Gaojia Lane 高家弄27弄:
Intersection of Gaojia Lane 高家弄 and Gaojiaheng Lane 高家横弄:
Another angle of the same intersection:
View along Gaojiaheng Lane 高家横弄:
Lane 5 Gaojiaheng Lane 高家横弄5弄:
Near 28 Gaojia Lane 高家弄28号门口:
View from Fuxing Road 复兴路 toward Zhongxin Lane 中心弄 (which is now just another speed lane on the highway) turning to Gaojia Lane 高家弄. There is a lot of running around this corner in this movie:
Xicangqiao Street 西仓桥街:
Zhuangjia Street 庄家街:
Playground of the Hui Minority School 回民二小操场, at Liujiang Street 柳江街:
Almost all of the streets shown above – Gaojia Lane, Xicangqiao Street, Zhuangjia Street – still exist more or less in the same shape.
Map from 1989: Virtual Shanghai.
The film, to quote this book, is "set in a primary school during the Great Leap Forward era. At the start of the ﬁlm, a semi-illiterate housewife is made head teacher of the school. The narrative revolves around her eﬀorts to change the outdated way of thinking of a professional but old-fashioned colleague and to prepare her pupils to play their part in the proletarian revolution."