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PROGRAM

The Fading Village

  • China
  • 2019
  • 172min
  • color
  • Documentary
  • 12 +
  • Korean Premiere

All the young people have left for the big cities in the village of Shanxi, China, leaving the elderly behind. The only person in his 30s left in the village is Hou Junli, who moves back and forth between the city where his ailing mother is and the mountain village where his flock of sheep is. In this mountain village seemingly disconnected from reality, the folks spend their today like yesterday. The camera seems nonchalant as it records their life and the sad reality marked by its Chinese title: 'spring leaves and winter comes.' This will be a rare opportunity to watch the full version of this film, which was not available even during the screenings in China. (AHN Jung-ah)

 

[Screening Information]

-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 11.01 (10 days) / World-wide Open

* Every film is only available from 00:00(KST) on its start date to 23:59(KST) on its end date. 

Director

  • ​LIU Feifang

    Liu Feifang, a film director and photographer. He was born in Yuanping, of Shanxi Province and has directed two short films. The Fading Village is his first feature documentary premiered and nominated for the Best Dcoumentary at Karlovy Vary IFF, received The GRAND PRIX 'Dragoslav Antonijević' at the 28th International Festival of Ethnological Film.

Credit

  • ProducerLIU Guanming, GU Yijing
  • Cast HOU Junli, LIU Sanlong, LIU Guoping
  • Cinematography LIU Feifang, CHENG Chiaming
  • Editor GUO Hengqi
  • Music CHEN Roc
  • Sound ZENG Lifan, WANG Leqi
  • Script LIU Feifang

Schedule