Distributed by KinoSmith Inc.
WINNER—First Appearance Award, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2011
WINNER—Joris Ivens Award, Cinéma du réel, Paris, 2012
The Vanishing Spring Light
follows the last days in the life of Grandma Jiang who lives in the West Street of the World Cultural Heritage Site of Dujiangyan (southwest China). For centuries, West Street has housed generations that have lived an authentic Chinese way of life. However, their traditions and values are threatened by the modernization now sweeping China. Filmmaker “Fish” Xun Yu documents Grandma Jiang and her family’s last two years in their neighbourhood before it is turned into a tourist destination. After suffering a stroke, Grandma Jiang’s health deteriorates and suppressed family conflicts emerge. With its matriarch consumed by her illness, the family struggles to avoid collapse while facing the menace of the relocation. The Vanishing Spring Light
is a film about a family’s love and loss, obligation and attachment, guilt, transformation and destiny.
In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Producer Daniel Cross will be in attendance on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, for post- screening audience discussions.
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