Director: Zhou Ziyang
Yang Hua and Miao Wei form a happily married couple living in Wuhai, a small city surrounded by an astonishing desert scenery in Inner Mongolia. Yet, the husband, Yang Hua, often feels stressed over the financial differences between his and his wife’s families. He partners with his friend Luo Yu in commercial lending, but unfortunately the business fails and he becomes bogged down in debts. One day, Yang Hua’s family, friends, debts collectors, and debtors come one after another, depriving him of his last bit of dignity.
Zhou Ziyang (Ordos City, China, 1983) directed in 2017 his first feature film, Old Beast, for which he won the Best Screenplay award and FIPRESCI prize at the Golden Horse Festival in Tapei, a Special Mention at Tokyo Festival and the Best Young Director award from the Chinese Film Director’s Guild. Wu Hai is his second feature film.