Release year: 2010
Run time: 91 minutes
Film type: Fiction
In a dismal small industrial town in winter, bored teenagers and disillusioned adults rage at each other and the emptiness of life in frost-bitten northern China. In the midst of absurd exchanges, heartaches run alongside with criticism of school education and the aftermath of national communism.
LI Hongqi (1976, Shandong) graduated from the painting department of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1999. He was part of the loosely associated group of Nanjing-based 'Tamen' poets. Li Hongqi is also a novelist and filmmaker. His first feature film So Much Rice (2005) was screened at the Locarno, Pusan, Vancouver and Sao Paolo film festivals. Winter Vacation is his third film.