Winter Vacation, by Li Hongqi (2010)

A small village in Northern China in winter. Four teenagers roam the streets of their neighborhood, wondering how to occupy their last days of vacation. They watch every opportunity to boredom, discussing everything and anything for the sake of arguing. In the midst of absurd exchanges, heartaches run alongside with criticism of school educationand aftermath of national communism…

The story starts in a depressive location and fades out with a suddenly panic feeling, just as the the daily life they live, but also as the destiny we are ordered to have.


  • Locarno Film Festival (Switerland, 2010), Golden Leopard
  • Viennale (Austria, 2010)
  • 4th Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival (Korea, 2010), Red Chameleon Award
  • Festival 2morrow de Moscou (Russia, 2010), Young Critic’s Award and Sound Award




  • Original Title: Han Jia
  • Writer and Director: Li Hongqi
  • Production: Ego Sum Art & Design
  • Cast: Bai Junjie, Zhang Naqi, Bai Jinfeng, Xie Ying, Wang Hui, Bao Lei, Bai Xiaohong, Zhi Feng, Wu Guoxiong, Jiang Chao,Shao Meiqi, Yao Lang
  • Location sound: Guo Rn’ru
  • Art director: Qin Yurui Yi Xiaodong
  • Director of photography: Qin Yurui
  • Editor: Li Hongqi
  • Music composer: Zuoxiao Zuzhou
  • Music: The Top Floor Circus
  • Duration: 91 min
  • Year: 2010
  • Country: China
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Available Subtitles: French and English
  • Screening format: DCP
  • Available territories: All territories except Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, China and Taiwan