By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Director Zhang Dalei’s (張大磊) “The Summer Is Gone” (八月) bagged the Golden Horse Award for best feature film on Saturday, giving the Chinese film a total of two awards at the ceremony in Taipei.
“The Summer Is Gone,” which entered the competition with six nominations, came away with best feature film and best new performer for 10-year-old actor Kong Weiyi (孔維一).
The black-and-white drama, set in the 1990s in a small town in western China, is about a boy’s last summer vacation before he enters junior high school.
He and his friends spend their days carefree but with little to do while the adults around them are rocked by the loss of job security as China drastically reforms its state-owned enterprises. [FULL STORY]