A Bright Summer Diary
Release year: 2020
Run time: 27 mins
Film type: animation
“The photo was taken using a painted board in Kuling Park on Lushan…” A woman is reminiscing about the story behind a photograph: it was a bright summer day in the 1980s. Her family traveled to Lushan to escape the heat. As her memory unfolds, we gradually come to see the forgotten history and that very photograph being damaged by water stain.
Lei Lei was born in 1985 in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province. He is an experimental animation artist with his hands on video arts, painting, installation, music and VJ performance also. In 2009 He got a master's degree in animation from Tsinghua University. In 2010, his film This is LOVE was shown at Ottawa International Animation Festival and awarded The 2010 Best Narrative Short. In 2013 his film Recycled was the Winner Grand Prix shorts - non-narrative at Holland International Animation Film Festival. In 2014 he is the Jury member of Zagreb / Holland International Animation Film Festival. He was the winner of 2014 asian cultural council grant. In 2017 he worked in CalArts Experimental Animation program as part of the Faculty. In 2018 he was invited by New Academy Member for the Short Films and Feature Animation branch. In 2019 his first feature film Breathless Animals has been selected by Berlinale Forum.