Wang Xiaoshuai (simplified Chinese: 王小帅; traditional Chinese: 王小帥; pinyin: Wáng Xiăoshuài; born May 22, 1966 in Shanghai) is a Chinese film director, screenwriter and occasional actor. He is commonly grouped under the loose association of filmmakers known as the Sixth Generation of the Cinema of China.
Many of Wang’s works are known for their sensitive portrayal of teens and youths, most notable in films such as Beijing Bicycle, So Close to Paradise, Drifters, and Shanghai Dreams. His 2008 film In Love We Trust was an exception as it portrays marital strains.
He also served as a member of the jury of the BigScreen Italia Film Festival 2006, held in Kunming, Yunnan, China. —Wikipedia
A thoughtful and sobering inside look at China’s secretive Third Front policy, also doubling up as a very involving family drama. With the good cast, the characters manage to come to life, and the several subplots they become embroiled in all help to accentuate the central themes of isolation, social conformism and angst. And it’s made with subtle finesse too, with a very steady hand working behind the camera.