THE FADING VILLAGE

CHUN QU DONG LAI

By Liu FEIFANG

SHANGHAI HAOJIN FILM CENTER - as PROD

Family - Completed 2019

China’s social changes greatly influence the fate of the farmers and the state of the village. The old people in the village stick to the land, making a living by farming. Young people escape from the land, trying to survive in cities. 35-years-old Hou Junlin is the only young man in the village. Li

Festivals
& Awards

Karlovy Vary IFF 2019
Documentary Films - Competition
DokuFest, Int’l Documentary and Short Film Festival 2019
Documentary Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Family, Epic, Documentary
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • CHINESE
    • Duration
    • 172 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Liu FEIFANG
    • Writer(s)
    • Liu FEIFANG
    • Producer(s)
    • Liu GUANMING (SHANGHAI HAOJIN FILM CENTER), Gu YIJING (Shanghai Haojin Film Center)
    • Synopsis
    • Unlike the other young people, Hou Junli has not left for the city but has remained with his family in their forlorn mountain village. Just as elsewhere in the country, members of the younger generation living in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi must leave their homes because traditional work can no longer provide them a sustainable wage. The dilapidated houses continue to resist the snow and rain, but how long can the village survive if all family ties have been severed? This long-term observational documentary presents an engaging and comprehensive look at one year in the life of humble people who love their birthplace despite its harsh realities.