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