Asian Film Awards
Director: Bai Xue
Genre : Drama
Studying in Hong Kong but living in Shenzhen, Peipei has spent 16 years in her life travelling between these two cities. To realize the dream of seeing snow in Japan with her bestie, Peipei joins a smuggling gang and uses her student identity to smuggle iPhones from Hong Kong to Mainland. Her family life and friendships begin to fall apart. The film was presented at the Far East Film Festival 2019 and it was nominated to Best Film at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 and the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2019. It won the award to Best Film at the Pingyao International Film Festival 2018; a NETPAC Award Honorable Mention at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 and the award to the Best Screenplay at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019.
Bai Xue (1984, China) is a director and screenwriter graduated from Beijing Film Academy in 2007. “The Crossing” is her debut feature film. In order to better understand the daily lives of the “cross-boundary children,” Bai Xue has made countless commutes between these two cities, took 30,000 words of notes from interviews, and took hundreds of photos and videos as part of her filmmaking approach. She firmly believes that having a strong foundation in reality is the key to the success of a film.
Friday 8th November