A Bright Summer Diary

Lei Lei

IndieLisboa 2020 •

China, United States, Documentary, 2020, 28′

Starting with a photograph that Lei Lei (present in 2016 IndieLisboa with Missing One Player and in 2017 with Books on Books) and his mother took at the end of the eighties, the artist reflects about images as nostalgia archives and fusion of collective and individual memories. 

Analysis of memories that start in a car/set and then grow into real cars, perfect transport objects to revisit time as a true still and moving image experience. Other objects and spaces come together, supporting an impression of time that moves in constant evocation. A film of an analytical and sensitive nature that goes from the personal to the collective, opening us to a beautiful diary full of life. (Carlota Gonçalves)