FOUR SPRINGS

Directed by Lu Qingyi
China | 2017 | 105 min


EVENT INFORMATION


NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE!

Saturday, April 6, 2019
7:30pm
 @ McConomy Auditorium, CMU


Buy tickets here!

 

EVENT INCLUDES:

  • Exclusive Q&A with Director Lu Qingyi moderated by Pitt Professor Jinying Li


CO-PRESENTED WITH: CMU’s Student Dormitory Council

CO-SPONSORED BY: Pitt Asian Studies Center , Pitt's Global Studies Center & CMU's Humanities Scholars Program


ABOUT THE FILM


After the popularity of his online diary, “My Father,” filmmaker Lu Qingyi decided to turn a camera on his parents’ everyday life in a remote town in Guizhou. Over four springs, we see the flow of life: chores, singing, hikes, celebrations, funerals, reunions, and separation. After a family tragedy forces Qingyi from the role of participant to observer, he becomes more deeply moved by the open-minded, pristine life philosophy his parents reveal through their everyday interactions with people and nature. Using cinema as a tool, Lu crafts a profound visual diary of family in southwest China that will have the viewer calling their family to say “I love you” as soon as the screen goes dark.

Watch the trailer here.


AWARDS:


  • Nominee, Chinese Young Generation Film Forum, 2018, Best Documentary
  • Nominee, Golden Horse Film Festival, 2018, Best Documentary, Best Film Editing
  • First Youth Film Festival, 2018, Best Documentary


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR




Lu Qingyi, was born in a multi-ethnic town in southern Guizhou, where the cultures of the Han nationality and ethnic minorities converge. He eventually moved to Beijing with his older brother to become a painter. In 1997, Qingyi worked in publishing, later photography. A jack of many trades, Qingyi is currently an independent documentary filmmaker.