Xu Xin

xu xin

XU XIN was born in the Taizhou, Jiangsu Province in 1966. He is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Beijing and Nanjing. In his early years, he experimented with oil paintings and photography. His documentaries focus on marginalized communities in China. His newest film Karamay, at an astounding running time of six hours, is “an astonishing achievement on every level” that “any future book on documentary film history will have to mark a place of honor for”(Robert Koehler of Variety).

Ma Pi
2002, 81 min

Carriage
2004, 18 min

Fangshan Church
2005, 80 min

Torch Troupe
2006, 110 min

The Bridge
2007, 16 min

Karamay
2009, 356 min

  • Hong Kong International Film Festival
  • Documentary Film Festival China
  • Locarno Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Moscow 2-1 Film Festival
  • AFI FEST
  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards
  • Documentary Fortnight of MoMa
  • Cinema du Reel
  • Jeonju International Film Festival