A Bright Summer Diary

  • 27'
  • USA
  • 2020
A boy and his mother sit in a cardboard car in front of painted landscape. This postcard from his childhood is what triggers Chinese artist Lei Lei to go on a journey down the rabbit hole of memory. Put together with his signature style of melancholic collage, time jitters in and out of its usual flow as screenshots, found photos and propaganda images appear in succession as if pulled through an archaic machine to explore how truth is coloured by nostalgia.
Director
Lei Lei
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
27'
Medium
DCP
Language
Chinese
Producer
Lei Lei
Sales
Lei Lei
Screenplay
Lei Lei
Cinematography
Lei Lei
Editor
Lei Lei
Production Design
Lei Lei
Sound Design
Lei Lei
Music
Lei Lei