Written & Directed by Dayyan Eng Starring: Xia Yu, Li Bingbing, Gong Beibi With cameos from some of Asia's biggest stars including Chow Yun-Fat, David Wu & Chen Yufan
Set in Beijing, the film is a window into modern Chinese youth culture. Waiting Alone is a coming-of-age tale which tells the first-person-narrative story of Wen (Xia Yu), an antique shop co-owner and an aspiring author who feels that he's met the perfect girl (Li Bingbing). But no matter how close he and the girl become, he just doesn't understand why she won't fall for him. Aided by his best friends and the one girl he completely trusts (Gong Beibi), he tries different ways to woo her, playing along within the “rules of the game”. . .
NO KUNG-FU! NO CONCUBINES! NO PEASANTS! This is the real urban China you “foreigners” don’t see. The film that rocked audiences across China and became the biggest word-of-mouth hit amongst young people in China in 2005. * The best-reviewed film of 2005 in China * The only indie film of 2005 to get a theatrical wide release * #1 Best-selling Chinese DVD of October & November, 2005 * #1 Ratings upon Chinese national TV premiere Nominated for 3 awards, including “BEST PICTURE”, at the 2005 Chinese academy awards (Golden Rooster Awards) The first ever by a foreign director, as well as, the only first-feature in catagory and the only indie film in catagory.