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Blue Summer

Quinzaine 2023 | Feature film | 92 min | China
World premiere | Film in competition for the Caméra d'Or Award

Harbin, in the north-east of China: fifteen year-old Xian goes to live with her father while her mother, a doctor, takes a job in Africa. She has little faith in this parent who has been largely absent from her life. What’s more, he runs a small photo studio whose kitsch and glamorous atmosphere exasperates his austere and solitary daughter. Soon, she becomes fascinated by her father’s stepdaughter, a swaggering, liberated and slightly melancholic young woman. This is the chronicle of a “blue” summer that marks the end of childhood innocence.

Artistic & technical sheet


Meijun Zhou (Liu Xian), Ziqi Huang (Jin Mingmei), Jing Liang (Liu's Mother), Long Liang (Liu's Father)

Yining Liu

Jiayue Hao

Yang Zhang

Production design
Luxi Du

Matthieu Laclau, Yann-Shan Tsai

Hank Lee

majority production
The Seventh Art Pictures (China)
Jane Zheng
Justine O.
T: +86 139 1199 8647 

foreign sales
Totem Films 

international press
Wolf Consultants
Gordon Spragg
+49 1577 4749724 

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