Dir. Wang Bing
Prod. Chinese Shadows (CN)
NL Co-prod. Volya Films
Sales. Pyramide Films
In China, four young clothing industry workers want to build their own workshop and start a family. At first they blossom, but then things fall apart due to stress and family pressures.
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.