MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 2)
1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

THE SUMMER IS GONE

Screening

03/09/2017 7:00pm

Provincial China, the early 1990s. It is summer, and Xiaolei is 12. As the nation shifts toward a market economy, Xiaolei’s mother worries over his grades, his grandmother is ill, and his father in danger of losing his supposedly fixed position with a regional state-run film studio. All Xiaolei really wants to do is watch movies and play with his nunchucks.
Zhang Dalei’s feature debut is preternaturally exquisite—and so much more than your standard coming-of-age period film. Reminiscent of the films of Edward Yang, The Summer is Gone captures our imagination by lending its immense curiosity to each family member and focusing on tiny details that evoke immense feelings.

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