Zhili, 150 km from Shanghai. In this city dedicated to textile manufacturing, young people come from all the rural regions crossed by the Yangtze River. They are in their early twenties, share dormitories and eat 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.

Director : Wang Bing

Written by : Wang Bing
Length : 3h32
Language : Chinese
Original title :
French title : Jeunesse (Le printemps)

Producers : Gladys Glover Films
House on Fire
CS Productions

Coproducers :
Arte France Cinéma
Les Films Fauves
Volya Films
Eastern-Lion Pictures and Culture Media Co., Ltd
Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains

French distribution : Les Acacias

International sales : Pyramide International

With the support of :

CNC & Institut Français – Aide aux Cinémas du Monde
Netherlands Film Fund – Hubert Bals Fund Co-production Scheme (NFF+HBF)
Fondation du Judaïsme Français
Film Fund Luxembourg
Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation
Région Île de France
CNAP – Centre National des Arts Plastiques