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The Summer is Gone (FIRST HK Selects)

Director: Zhang Dalei
Cast: Kong Weiyi, Zhang Chen, Guo Yanyun
First-time director Zhang Dalei offers a beautifully-shot, B&W drama, unfolding his semi-autobiographical reminiscence of childhood and his melancholic ode about the end of an era. Set in early 1990s, a 12-year old boy spends his summer vacation in an Inner Mongolia town, where his father, a worker in a state-owned film studio, is about to be laid off thanks to privatization.

2016 FIRST International Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature Nomination
2016 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - Best Feature Film, Best New Performer (Kong Weiyi)

*Director will attend Q&A after screening

[Add-on event: "Why FIRST?" seminar]
In this seminar, programmers from FIRST and young Chinese directors will bring you the story of this energetic and passionate film festival.
(Conducted in Putonghua)

Time: 9.3 (Sat) 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: The Lounge @ The Metroplex

*Free Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.
Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/w1nzHOuQJyH4tVNW2

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