A divorced couple learns that the only way to save their little daughter Hehe, who suffers from a blood disease, is to have another child. Now both remarried, Mei Zhu and Xiao Lu are forced to test their love and their commitment to one another by putting their current relationships in danger. A story of parenthood, love, married life, betrayal, trust and giving, IN LOVE WE TRUST touches upon changes in contemporary society and family life, as well as the moral and ethical dilemmas brought on by modernity.
WINNER Silver Berlin Bear for Best Screenplay Berlin Int l Film Festival
WINNER Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Special Mention Berlin Int l Film Festival
WINNER Best Actress Lan Weiwei, Golden Arena Award Pula Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION Hong Kong Int l Film Festival, Seoul Int l Film Festival Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Asian Film Festival (Rome), Danish Film Institute Focus on Asia Fukuoka Int l Film Festival, Haifa International Film Festival, Canberra Int l Film Festival Festival Terre des Femmes, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Goteborg Int l Film Festival, Athens Int l Film Festival, Ghent Int l Film Festival
About the Director
After his graduation from the Beijing Film Academy, Wang spent some time working under the PRC studio system before starting out on his own. His first film, The Days (1993), was an independent feature shot on the weekends in Beijing, and starring Wang s friends as two artists. He followed up The Days with Frozen (filmed in 1994, but not released until 1997). Frozen, another foray into the art world of Beijing, was made under the pseudonym of Wu Ming (literally, No Name; or Anonymous). In contrast to both Frozen and The Days, which both took place in Beijing, Wangs next film, So Close to Paradise (1997), saw him return to Wuhan to film a story of two migrant workers who become involved in a kidnapping. Wang followed up Paradise with the family comedy The House in 1999. Despite the numerous films to his credit at this point, it was not until Beijing Bicycle that Wang rose to truly international success. The winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Beijing Bicycle wowed critics with its story of a youth's search for his stolen bicycle, particularly with its shades of Vittorio De Sica's 1948 The Bicycle Thief. After the success of Beijing Bicycle, Wang made Drifters (2003), which screened at the Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Prix Un Certain Regard. It didn t win, but his next film, Shanghai Dreams (2005), two years later, won Cannes's Prix du Jury award. 2008 saw the premiere of Wang's newest film, In Love We Trust (also known as Left Right) in the Berlin Film Festival. A modern drama about a divorced couple, the film had missed a scheduled showing at both the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and the 2007 Venice Film Festival. Wang's next planned project, 11 Flowers, recently won the Pusan Promotion Prize for $20,000.