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Liu Feifang – The Fading Village #KVIFF54

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Life on a forlorn Chinese village fades away.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Liu Feifang, director of the film The Fading Village.

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An interview with director Liu Feifang, whose latest feature documentary The Fading Village had its world premiere in the documentary competition of the 2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. The film is a documentation of life on a fading, rural village of the Chinese region of Xanxi. Liu Feifang talks to us about it, as this is his own home village, why he defines his film a “sad story,” and whether he hopes the film will inspire people to return to this type of lifestyle.

The Fading Village: Unlike the other young people in their forlorn mountain village, Hou Junli has remained with his family instead of leaving for the city. The dilapidated houses continue to resist the snow and rain, but how long will this place exist if there is nobody left to carry on local work and traditions? A long-term observational documentary about a difficult life and the love of one’s native soil.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Liu Feifang
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    The Fading Village
  • Festival section
    Documentary Films - Competition
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