Silver Bear 2021 for „Xia Wu Guo Qu Le Yi Ban“

Zhang Dalei’s film „Xia Wu Guo Qu Le Yi Ban“ received the Silver Bear for Best Short Film at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival.

The International Short Film Jury 2021, consisting of Egyptian artist Basim Magdy, Austrian cinematographer Christine A. Maier and German actor Sebastian Urzendowsky, released the following statement about their decision:

„A family visit turns into a slow-paced loving farewell between a grandfather and his grandson. The intricately woven family dynamics and superb acting immerse us in a genuine moment in their lives. The superbly crafted mise-en-scène feels natural and unobtrusive. In Xia Wu Guo Qu Le Yi Ban (Day Is Done), Zhang Dalei’s rich cinematic language builds a sensitive family portrait that transcends the duration of the short form.“

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