Canada, China (mainland), France, NEWS — 04/06/2012 4:25 PM

Chinese “The Vanishing Spring Light” wins Joris Ivens Award at Cinéma du Réel 2012

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“The Vanishing Spring Light” by Xun Yu has been awarded the Joris Ivens Prize during the Cinéma du Réel, Paris International Documentary Festival on 5th April 2012.

The prize (EUR 7,500) was granted by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, the European Foundation Joris Ivens and the association The Friends of Cinéma du réel.

The award was given by the First Films jury, made up of  Raed Antoni (director, Palestine), Maria Bonsanti (programmer, Festival dei Popoli, Italy) and Dominique Marchais (director, France).

About The Vanishing Spring Light

by Xun Yu  
EyeSteelFilm | 112’ – 80’ | China – Canada | 2011 | HD

The Vanishing Spring Light follows Grandma Jiang in her final days. The matriarch of an ordinary Chinese family, she has suffered a stroke after an accidental fall. As her health deteriorates, conflicts within the family begin to emerge.
While Grandma Jiang is consumed by her illness, the family struggles to avoid collapse. The Vanishing Spring Light is a film about a family’s love and loss, obligation and attachment, guilt, transformation and destiny.  

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