Director: Zhang Wei
Genre: Drama, History
Cai Xiangren’s family runs a photography studio in Shenzhen. This talented photographer is the husband of a young woman entirely devoted to her work in the financial sector. Their son, meanwhile, spends his time developing photographic software. This situation creates permanent dispute within the family and will finally reveal a secret hidden for ten years. The film was presented at the Fajr Film Festival 2019.
Zhang Wei studied Directing at the Beijing Film Academy and Cinema Studies at the Chinese National Academy of Arts. He is known for his cinematic realism. His films self-consciously express critical social conflicts, such as the constant struggle between marginalized individuals and society in a natural and realistic way. Zhang introduces the audience to aspects of Chinese society that are often overshadowed by China’s rapid transformation. In his film-making career, to date he has directed seven features including “Beijing Dream” (2010) and “Shadow Puppet Show of One Person” (2011), both of which received acclaim from critics.
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