Wang Xiaoshuai was a pioneer figure of Chinese independent films in the 1990s. By virtue of strong personal style, deep concern for humanity, and diligent independent filmmaking, Wang’s works have competed at the Cannes Film Festival 4 times (twice in Un Certain Regard, twice in main Competition), twice in the Berlinale, and also at Venice and San Sebastian film festivals. He has been appointed Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture for his artistic accomplishments. His directorial debut, The Days (1993), is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Wang has received many distinguished honours notably the 51st Berlinale Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize for Beijing Bicycle (2001), the Jury Prize for Shanghai Dreams (2005) at Cannes, and a second Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Screenplay for In Love We Trust (2008). Red Amnesia (2014) won the APSA for Best Performance by an Actress and he has been nominated for four individual APSAs including Best Children’s Feature Film in 2011 for 11 Flowers and three for So Long, My Son (2019), which won the Silver Bear for Best Actress and Best Actor at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. So Long, My Son received the most nominations of any film in APSA history with six.

Accolades

Wang Xiaoshuai
Best Director, 2019

Wang Xiaoshuai

Best Director, 2019

Wang Xiaoshuai

So Long, My Son (Di Jiu Tian Chang)

Wang Xiaoshuai was a pioneer figure of Chinese independent films in the 1990s. By virtue of strong personal style, deep concern for humanity, and diligent…

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A Mei and Wang Xiaoshuai
Best Screenplay, 2019

A Mei and Wang Xiaoshuai

Best Screenplay, 2019

A Mei and Wang Xiaoshuai

So Long, My Son (Di Jiu Tian Chang)

A Mei is a Chinese screenwriter whose work includes The Law of Attraction (2011) and A Wedding Invitation (2013). A Mei’s works include Under The…

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Liu Xuan and Wang Xiaoshuai
Best Feature Film, 2019

So Long, My Son (Di Jiu Tian Chang)

Best Feature Film, 2019

So Long, My Son (Di Jiu Tian Chang)

Two married couples adjust to the vast social, economic and pollical upheavals in China over three decades. Following the death of a child in a…

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Isabelle Glachant and Wang Xiaoshuai and Didar Domehri and Lu Dong and Laurent Baudens and Gaël Nouaille
Best Children's Feature Film, 2011

11 Flowers (Wo 11)

Best Children's Feature Film, 2011

11 Flowers (Wo 11)

Wang Han, 11 year old boy in the province of Ghizhou is  confronted with a runaway murderer. Hiding in the woods, the wounded man takes…

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Films

So Long, My Son
2019

So Long, My Son (Di Jiu Tian Chang)

People's Republic of China
2019

So Long, My Son (Di Jiu Tian Chang)

Two married couples adjust to the vast social, economic and pollical upheavals in China over three decades. Following the death of a child in a…

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11 Flowers
2011

11 Flowers (Wo 11)

People's Republic of China, France
2011

11 Flowers (Wo 11)

Wang Han, 11 year old boy in the province of Ghizhou is confronted with a runaway murderer. Hiding in the woods, the wounded man takes…

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Red Amnesia
2014

Red Amnesia (Chuangru Zhe)

People's Republic of China
2014

Red Amnesia (Chuangru Zhe)

Winner, Best Performance By An Actress, 2014 Deng is a retired widow who spends her days caring about her two grown up sons and her…

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