Starring: Zhang Duo, Yang Lixin, Yang Kun, Zheng Hao, Xu Baihui, Zhao Xiaosu, Bao Xiao, Yin Tong, Liu Yang
Screenplay: Zhang Ji, He Qinggang
Cinematographer: Adi Jiang
Editor: Cao Yang
Music: Su Junjie
Production Design: Wu Lingyun
Based on a true story from Ninghai in Zhejiang Province, Running to the Spring revolves around Fang Chuntian, a village head who is passionate about villagers’ wellbeing. Nevertheless, he faces a series of difficulties including village-level official affairs, villager management and clan relations and family relations during the preparation of an international mountain marathon race in the village. Instead of centering on the most frequently adopted theme of poverty alleviation in rural films its precedents, Running to the Spring, with a nuanced image style, presents a brand-new panorama of the beautiful eastern Zhejiang countryside to the audience.