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Sun, Mar 31


McConomy Auditorium

Youth (Spring)

Presented By: CMU Department of Modern Languages Sponsored By: The Documentary Salon, Yue Bai Wei

Youth (Spring)
Youth (Spring)

Time & Location

Mar 31, 2024, 3:30 PM

McConomy Auditorium , 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

About the event

Original Title: 青春; qīng chūn 

Duration: 212 minutes 

Country: China 

Language: Mandarin with English Subtitles 

Director: Bing Wang 

In Youth (Spring), the time and schedule of the working teenager is shattered and chaotic. Their bloom and decay occur simultaneously, as a paradox, while affection, friendship, and love are in a muddied state of daybreak and sunset. The sole remaining linear aspect of life is space itself: cluttered dormitories, cramped workstations, bleak small-town streets. Here we witness real people; we see them laughing and joking around, sometimes in groups, sometimes alone. It is almost a pity to watch the suffering in this film, because Wang Bing, in his cutting and folding of reality, tortures the viewer: from what perspective are you looking at these people, and from what perspective are you looking at yourself? 


“Lived experience is the essence of Youth (Spring) as well as it is of Wang’s project. As a filmmaker he embeds himself in China’s working classes, working his own trade alongside them.” —J. Hoberman, The Nation 


+ Cannes Film Festival: 2023 Nominee Palme d'Or 

+ Cannes Film Festival: 2023 Nominee Golden Eye 

+ Golden Horse Film Festival: 2023 Golden Horse Award Best Documentary Feature 

+ Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: 2023 Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award 


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