Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2019

Nomination Detail

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.

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