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The Vanishing Spring Light

Xun Yu 2011

​A sensitively shot personal portrait which documents the parallel decline of the ageing matriarch Grandma Jiang and the old neighborhood where she grew up – set to disappear under the inexorable forward march of gentrification.​ After suffering from a sudden stroke, Grandma Jiang​ loses much of the independence she fought to maintain. ​As her health deteriorates, suppressed conflicts within the family bubble to the surface.​ ​The Vanishing Spring Light is a film about love and loss within a family, about obligations and blood ties, about guilt, change and fate.

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