24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Li Xiaoguang: Damals, im Sommer

Discussion, Reading, Picture Book Cinema, Live-Illustration, Q&A

The idyllic life of three children who live with their parents in a remote mountain valley comes to an abrupt end when their father finds work in the city. With a heavy heart, the siblings have to say goodbye to their forests and mountain lakes, their beloved village and their friends. In impressively detailed woodcuts, the autobiographical book tells of the simultaneity of loss, melancholy, anticipation and excitement that accompany every new beginning.

The event is in German and Chinese.
Hosted by Josefine Liesfeld.
Read by Dorothee Krüger.
Interpreter: Thorsten Vogt.

Text by WEI Jie.
Woodcut by LI Xiaoguang.
Translated by Brigitte Koller Abdi.

Recommended for grades 1 to 3.