Culture | Memories in film just the start for Inner Mongolian director

It's all here in black & white

Fillmmaker Zhang Dalei mines his past to produce an outstanding debut that won best film at the Golden Horse Awards

January 20, 2017 7:16 AM (UTC+8)
  • A family photo with the father absent. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
    A family photo with the father absent. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
  • Son Xiao Lei watches his father leave. Photo:  Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
    Son Xiao Lei watches his father leave. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
  • A father starts his journey into the unknown with confusion and anxiety. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
    A father starts his journey into the unknown with confusion and anxiety. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
  • Father and son connect in a field. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
    Father and son connect in a field. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
  • Xiao Lei smiles innocently as he watches his mother watering the night-blooming cereus. Photo: Courtesy Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
    Xiao Lei smiles innocently as he watches his mother watering the night-blooming cereus. Photo: Courtesy Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
  • The family of three ride bicycles at night. Photo: Courtesy of  Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
    The family of three ride bicycles at night. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
  • The fantastic 80s generation. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
    The fantastic 80s generation. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
  • A scene from The Summer Is Gone. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
    A scene from The Summer Is Gone. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
  • A scene from The Summer is Gone. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
    A scene from The Summer is Gone. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
  • A scene from The Summer Is Gone. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture
    A scene from The Summer Is Gone. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Mailisi TV and Film Culture