Wang Lina is a writer-director from Shaya, Xinjiang Autonomous Region in north western China. Her debut feature is A First Farewell (2018) which screened at the Berlin International Film Festival and won the Crystal Bear for Generation Kplus – Best Film. It also won awards at Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo film festivals and was her first APSA nomination for Best Youth Feature Film.

Accolades

Wang Lina and Cai Qingzeng and Qin Xiaoyu
Best Youth Film, 2019

A First Farewell (Di yi ci de li bie)

Best Youth Film, 2019

A First Farewell (Di yi ci de li bie)

Deep in northwestern China, surrounded by cotton fields and desert, lies the Uyghur village that a young Muslim boy Isa calls home. When he is…

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Films

A First Farewell
2018

A First Farewell (Di yi ci de li bie)

People's Republic of China
2018

A First Farewell (Di yi ci de li bie)

Deep in northwestern China, surrounded by cotton fields and desert, lies the Uyghur village that a young Muslim boy Isa calls home. When he is…

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