Bai Xue is a graduate of Beijing Film Academy and a rising star among the next generation of young Chinese filmmakers. She has directed a number of short movies before launching The Crossing, a commercially successful drama which has also received accolades at numerous international film festivals.
The first feature film Bai wrote and directed, The Crossing was based on the stories of “cross-boundary children”, a demographic of Southern-Chinese adolescents who commute across the border every day between their homes in Shenzhen and schools in Hong Kong. A firm believer in portraying the nature of reality, Bai was moved by teenagers’ innocence, youthful resilience and aspirations to cling on to their dreams even in times where their struggles seemed insurmountable. With The Crossing, Bai directed a compelling tale of teenage angst and maturity, creating a compelling film that epitomises the golden age of development across modern China.