My Grandparents

World Premiere Kong Weineng | 2021 | China | 100min | Documentary
Director: Kong Weineng


My grandparents lived in the countryside,they still farm although they are over eighty, the old house they lived in has become dangerous, grandpa was crippled by a stroke. They guard the old house all year round. What will they experience? What is their life like? What is their love like? What would their story be like if they were young and turned back in time?


Kong Weineng

Kong Weineng,Born in Yunnan,Screenwriter and director, graduated from Northeast DianLi University, Beijing Film Academy and Beijing Normal University, the director of MY GRANDPARENTS, executive director of HELLO GRACE, co-director of SULU AND CHINA: PAST AND PRESENT RELATIONS. His works have been officially selected in 15th FIRST International Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival Documentary, Beijing Ethnographic Film Festival, The Best Documentary Feature in The 8th Next Wave Awards International Student Documentary Competition. He has created dozens of micro documentaries and short feature films.

Director's statement

This is a story about time. For the elderly grandparents, under the surface of poetic life, there is the instinct and struggle for survival. I took my camera and filmed them the year round, to witness their life this year. However, making a documentary is also the destiny of shooting. They experienced sickness, poverty alleviation, loneliness and struggle this year. When I follow the timeline and find that time is merciless, but year by year let their love grow deeper and deeper.

My Grandparents