A Road to Spring



Director: Ji Li
Year: 2019
Duration: 99′
Language: VOSE / VOSC
Genre: Drama

Located in Dongbei Province, Qiqihar was China’s economic centre for a long time. But since the closure of the factories and the emigration to the big cities began, this prosperous destination has fallen into oblivion. Daquan, who used to work in a railway accessories factory, is laid off and finds himself on the streets not knowing what to do. To make matters worse, he is accused of theft, and although he defends his innocence, the police do not believe him. To get revenge he decides to catch the thief himself and thus prove his innocence. The film highlights the problems caused by mass unemployment not only in China but all over the world.

Li Ji was born in 1983 in the city of Qiqihar in Heilongjiang Province, China. In 2012, she quit her job as a flight attendant and began studying film at the Shanghai Theatre Academy. Her first short film A Woman, also known as Hong Ying, was well received, participating in festival and award selections. This success has led her to continue her career as a filmmaker. A Road to Spring is his first feature film.


6th – 22nd of November