Liming is a worker district close to Shanghai – the richest city in China. Every year, many young people leave their villages and move there. They are between 17 and 20, all from rural Yunnan province, 2,500 km west, where the Yangtze River has its source. These young Yunnaneses often live at their place of work, in dormitories, unsanitary rooms, or sometimes in small studios. Time and space to meet is missing them. So, they communicate through QQ, MSN China.
They live as adults but they are teenagers, and unstable situation, economic pressures, geographical dispersion, burn their innocence and youth. Wang Bing will spend a year with them in Lemming: at work, at home, on the Internet, every day of their professional, romantic and friendly relations. At the end of the year he will follow them in the opposite direction to their province of origin, their family to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Director : Wang Bing

Written by : Wang Bing
Length : 2h30
Language : Chinese
Original title :
French title : Jeunesse de Shanghai

Producers : Gladys Glover Films (France)
House on Fire (France)
Chinese Shadows (China)
Les Films Fauves (Luxembourg)
Volya Films (The Netherlands)

French distribution : Les Acacias

International sales : Pyramide International

With the support of :
CNC – Aide aux Cinémas du Monde
Netherlands Film Fund – Hubert Bals Fund Co-production Scheme (NFF+HBF)
Fondation du Judaïsme Français
Fid Lab
DMZ Docs
Film Fund Luxembourg