Youth (Spring)

In competition, Cannes 2023


Directed by: WANG Bing 

Country: France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands

Year of production: 2023

Length: 212 minutes

Genre: documentary

Zhili, 150 km from Shanghai. In this city dedicated to textile manufacturing, young workers come from all the rural regions crossed by the Yangtze River. They are in their early twenties, share dormitories and snack in the corridors. They work tirelessly to be able one day to raise a child, buy a house or set up their own workshop. Between them, friendships and love affairs are made and unmade according to the seasons, bankruptcies and family pressures.