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Chinese Visual Festival
Four Springs

Sun 20 October 2019

Four Springs is a documentary that presents a family’s daily life in the remote town in southern Guizhou. From a subjective angle, the camera introduces the flow of life out of the screen: the quotidian toils, singing, excursions in nature, visits among friends and extended families, funerals, reunions, and separation. Made on a tiny budget, the debut feature-length film from director Lu Qingyi, who had no prior training in filmmaking before he started to record his own family, became a surprise box office hit in China.

China | 2018 | Mandarin with English and Chinese Subtitles | 105min

四个春天

一部以真实家庭生活为背景的纪录片。四年光阴,四次春节,在外漂泊多年的导演以自己南方小城里的父母为主角,真实记录下了他们日常生活中爱与失去。
4年时间、250多小时的素材、1年8个月的剪辑,1500元的拍摄成本,这位素人导演 (陆庆屹) 的首部作品呈现出了不同于其他院线影片的独特气质,《四个春天》卸下粉饰,以爱为底,感受温暖的力量。

纪录片 | 中国 | 2018 | 普通话 | 英文和中文字幕 | 105分钟

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Now in its ninth year of screening the best in Chinese-language cinema in the UK, Chinese Visual Festival is bringing three of its most popular films to Glasgow.