THE VANISHING SPRING LIGHT

By Xun YU "FISH"

EYESTEELFILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

On a street set to vanish with redevelopment, a grandmother suffers a stroke and loses what little freedom she had. Conflict between her deepens at her bedside, prompting reflection on her past in a startling portrait of honesty in the face of death.

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Festival de Cannes 2012
Doc Corner
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA, CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Xun YU "FISH"
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniel CROSS (Eyesteelfilm), Tao GU
    • Synopsis
    • The first of a four-part series documenting the “ancient urban community” of West Street, “The Vanishing Spring Light” follows Grandma Jiang in her final days. The matriarch of an ordinary Chinese family, she has suffered a stroke after an accidental fall. As her health deteriorates, conflicts within the family begin to emerge. While Grandma Jiang is consumed by her illness, the family struggles to avoid collapse. “The Vanishing Spring Light” is a film about a family’s love and loss, obligation and attachment, guilt, transformation and destiny.
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