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Day is Done

China202024mincolorFiction

The family in director Zhang Dalei’s also appeared in his 2016 feature debut film, . In this short film, the same actors reenact their previous roles. As time passed by, the figures went through various changes: the parents gained a few more wrinkles, and the boy Xiao Lei, who used to cling onto his bo staff, became a young man. Now, he will soon leave for Russia to study. Before Xiao Lei’s departure, he stops by his grandfather’s place with his family to pay his respects. plainly depicts a family’s manner of confronting a “goodbye” without even a hint of exaggeration, as if it were another ordinary day, while the sorrow of a farewell encroaches the air. Taking a departure from his concentration on his father’s autobiography in , director Zhang now weaves his own tale in .

2021 Berlin International Film Festival (상)
ZHANG Dalei
In 2016, Zhang Dalei completed his first feature film, which made him one of the most anticipated emerging directors in China. The film won FIPRESCI Prize, Best Feature Film and Best New Performer at the 53rd Golden Horse Film Festival. His new feature film was selected to be in competition at the 3rd Pingyao International Film Festival and the 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
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