Archive of films The Fading Village / Chun qu dong lai

2019, 172 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2019

Unlike the other young people in their forlorn mountain village, Hou Junli has remained with his family instead of leaving for the city. The dilapidated houses continue to resist the snow and rain, but how long will this place exist if there is nobody left to carry on local work and traditions? A long-term observational documentary about a difficult life and the love of one’s native soil.


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.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Liu Feifang. (b. 1981, Yuanping City, Shanxi Province, China). Filmography: Pink Flowers (2008, short), Big Names (2010, short), The Fading Village (2019)


Shanghai Haojin Film Center
1800, Panyuan Road, Changxing Town, Chongming District, , Shanghai
Tel: + 86 177 173 934 42

Publicity contact

Brigitta Portier

Tel: +32 477 982 584

Press kit

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Liu Feifang
Screenplay: Liu Feifang, Miao Ruwen
Dir. of Photography: Liu Feifang, Cheng Chia-ming
Music: Roc Chen
Editor: Guo Hengqi
Producer: Liu Feifang
Production: Shanghai Haojin Film Center
Coproduction: Shanghai Yingrun Culture Media Co., Ltd
Contact: Shanghai Haojin Film Center, Brigitta Portier


Liu Feifang

Film Director

Gu Yijing

Producer, Cinema Representative

Brigitta Portier



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