On a street set to vanish with redevelopment, a grandmother suffers a stroke and loses
what little freedom she had. Conflict between her Children deepens at her bedside,
prompting reflection on her past in a startling portrait of honesty in the face
The first of a four-part series documenting the “ancient urban community” of
West Street, “The Vanishing Spring Light” follows Grandma Jiang in her final days.
The matriarch of an ordinary Chinese family, she has suffered a stroke after an
accidental fall. As her health deteriorates, conflicts within the family begin to
emerge. While Grandma Jiang is consumed by her illness, the family struggles to
“The Vanishing Spring Light” is a film about a family’s love and loss, obligation
and attachment, guilt, transformation and destiny.