Archive of films I Love Beijing / Xiari nuanyangyang

2001, 80 min

Section: Forum of Independents
Year: 2002

A voyage across Beijing with Dezi, a young Beijing taxi driver. A portrait of a city, seeking its identity amidst disappearing ancient values and an unknown future.


Dezi is a young Beijing taxi driver. He meets people whose lives are worlds apart from his. Following Dezi’s taxi, we are taken on a voyage across Beijing. He is always on the move, people and places stream in and out of his life. Dezi’s moves from place to place and woman to woman are much like Beijing’s own search for its identity amidst disappearing ancient values and China’s unknown future.

About the director

Ning Ying (1959, Peking) studied at the Beijing Film Academy together with his older colleagues Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige. In 1987 she worked as an assistant for Bernardo Bertolucci on The Last Emperor. Her feature films Somebody Falls in Love with Me (1990), For Fun (1992) and On the Beat (1995) enjoyed international acclaim.

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents
Director: Ning Ying
Screenplay: Ning Dai, Ning Ying
Dir. of Photography: Gao Fei
Music: Zhu Ziaomin
Editor: Ning Ying
Production: Happy Village
Cast: Yu Lei, Zuo Baitano, Tao Hong, Gai Yi, Liu Miao, Qiu Li

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