Somewhere Winter (2019)


Somewhere Winter (2019)
Da yue zai dong ji (original title)

A song brings together a daughter and her estranged mother, telling their individual stories spanning two generations across three cities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb  5.9 /10
Director Wei-Ming Wang
Writer Essay Liu
Writer Xueman Rao
Release Date2019-11-15
Runtime2h 5mins
Content Rating
Awards2 nominations.
CompanyBeijing Dino Films, HG Entertainment, Tianjin Maoyan Media
Daxun Wei
Daxun Wei
Yu Feng
Sun Yaoyao
Chi Yi-Tien
Patty Hou
Patty Hou
Yeh Yu-Chen
Guangfu Li
Guangfu Li
Professor Yu
Huiyi Liu
Huiyi Liu
Mrs. Yu
Xueqiu Liao
Xueqiu Liao
An Ran's Mother
Yi-Che Chien
Yi-Che Chien
Noodle Shop Owner
Chin Chyi
Chin Chyi
Chi Hsiao's Father
Chuan Qin
Chuan Qin
Chyi Chin (1991)
Zixuan Xu
Zixuan Xu

Somewhere Winter

Somewhere Winter (Chinese: 大约在冬季) is a 2019 Chinese teen romance film written by Rao Xueman and directed by Wang Weiming. It stars Wallace Huo and Ma Sichun. The film follows the love story of An Ran, a student of Beijing Normal University, and Qi Xiao, a Taiwanese photographer. The film premiered in China on November 15, 2019.


  • Wallace Huo as Qi Xiao, a Taiwanese photographer developing his career in Beijing.
  • Ma Sichun as An Ran, a student of Beijing Normal University.
  • Wei Daxun as Yu Feng, classmate and best friend of An Ran, son of a professor.
  • Zhang Yao as Sun Yaoyao, An Ran's best friend.
  • Lin Baihong as Qi Yitian, son of Qi Xiao.
  • Wen Qi as Yu Xiaonian, daughter of An Ran, a Chinese American who was raised in Los Angeles.
  • Patty Hou as Ye Yuchen
  • Chyi Chin as Chyi Chin


1."An Ran (安然)" (Opening theme)Ma Sichun 
2."Winter Without You (没有你的冬季)" (Ending theme)Ayunga 
3."It's a Pity (可惜了)" (Ending theme)Chyi Chin, Karen Mok 


In 2015, Chyi Chin and Rao Xueman discussed making his song Possibly in Winter or Around the Winter Season (大约在冬季) into a film. Based on the song, Rao Xueman wrote a novel, which was published in 2018. The film is adapted from Rao Xueman's eponymous novel.

Shooting began on February 15, 2019 and ended on April 19, 2019.

This film was shot in Beijing, Tianjin, Taipei and Los Angeles.


On October 11, 2019, the first official trailer for the film was released along with a teaser poster.

The film premiered in Shanghai on November 11, 2019 with wide-release in China on November 15, 2019.


The film is rated just 5.3/10 on Douban, the influential Chinese film reviews website.