Around That Winter
Release year: 2013
Run time: 96 mins
Film type: Fiction
A young man brings his girlfriend back home to meet his farmer parents in the Shandong countryside. The farm and surrounding countryside then serve as the backdrop for bawdy children, a brother with a urination fetish, a deadpan comic couple, and almost non-stop sex and swearing. Shot using beautifully composed black-and-white photography, this Daoist comedy is Wang’s first film, and opened the Beijing Independent Film Festival in 2013.
Wang Xiaozhen, born in 1989 in Linqu, Shandong, is a film director, actor, screenwriter, and founder of Beijing Non Media Culture Communication Co., Ltd.