The Summer Is Gone


Drama | 106 mins


Saturday, October 14 | 7:00 PM

Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave


Director/Writer: Dalei Zhang



In Inner Mongolia in the early 1990s, 12-year-old Xiaolei enjoys summer with his father, who  works at a film studio, and his education-minded mother. But life is rapidly changing, as stable jobs at state-owned companies disappear.


Hohhot-born director Zhang Dalei, who was inspired by “the magic of a daydream”

he experienced while visiting his grandmother, has created a portrait of his country’s past, in beautiful monochrome. Distancing itself from the nostalgic tone of popular teen dramas, the film presents a boy’s detached view of the world.


Nominated by 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival

Winner of 2016 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Best pictures and Best new actor