Huang Yao in a still from Chinese director Bai Xue’s The Crossing, in which she plays 16-year-old Peipei, who crosses the border between China and Hong Kong to go to school each day, and gets sucked into smuggling iPhones.

A tale of two cities: director on her film about teen smuggling iPhones from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, The Crossing

  • Raised in Shenzhen, Chinese city adjoining Hong Kong, Bai Xue uses story of a schoolgirl commuter to reflect on how the two places have changed
  • She insists it is a story about human characters, not social commentary. It’s a coming-of-age tale people anywhere in the world can relate to, she says
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Huang Yao in a still from Chinese director Bai Xue’s The Crossing, in which she plays 16-year-old Peipei, who crosses the border between China and Hong Kong to go to school each day, and gets sucked into smuggling iPhones.
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