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Day Is Done
A film by Zhang Dalei
Year|2021 Duration|24 min Language|Mandarin Country|China International Premiere|Berlinale


It is still the same family as seen in Zhang Dalei’s first feature film The Summer Is Gone, but wrinkles have grown on the faces of the parents. Xiao Lei, who never leaves his karate sticks behind, has now grown up. Life in grandfather’s house is always tranquil, even the trivial daily routines of the family members are carried out with underlying order. With this short film, the director presents us with what he understands about the day-to-day life of an oriental family.


Zhang Dalei

Growing up in a filmmaker family, Zhang Dalei had developed a keen interest in art since childhood, especially for moving images and music. He went on to study at St. Petersburg State Film and Television University in 2000. In 2016, Zhang Dalei completed his first feature film The Summer Is Gone(2016), 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 Stars Await Us(2020) was selected to be in competition at the 3rd Pingyao International Film Festival and the 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.


FIRST International Film Festival XINING


Kong Weiyi, Zhang Chen
Guo Yanyun, Zhao Hua
Hao Mengfu, Li Xuejian


Director/Screenplay: Zhang Dalei
Presented by: Fan Li, Song Wen
Producer: Gao Yitian
Executive Producer: Xing Yanan
Advisor: Duan Lian
Director of Photography: Lv Songye
Art Director: Lan Zhiqiang, Yuan Yue
Director of Makeup: Kong Lingyuan
Sound Designer: Tom Lin
Production Manager: Huang Congyu
Editor: Zhang Dalei
Colorist: Fu Shu


Silver Bear Jury Prize - Berlinale Shorts

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