What if you were a passer-by in the Beijing streets, a peasant hoping for the rain to fall, a steelworker in disappearing factories, a tourist on a packed beach, praying in Ningxia or Qinghai, a construction worker after an earthquake, a fisherman repairing his fishnet, or a dancer waiting to go on stage? A personal contemporary portrait of a country, a population and a society.
Wang Xiaoshuai has been a filmmaker since 1993. A graduate of the Beijing Film Academy, he has had many brushes with Chinese censorship committees. Several of his films competed in Cannes; in 2005, SHANGHAI DREAMS won the Cannes Jury Prize. In 2008, IN LOVE WE TRUST (Zuoyou/左右) won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay in Berlin. CHINESE PORTRAIT (Wo de Jingtou/我的镜头) is Wang Xiaoshuai's 11th feature film.