Wang Xiaoshuai


Voted for

1963Federico Fellini
Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
Spring in a Small Town1948Fei Mu
Throne of Blood1957Akira Kurosawa
Blowup1966Michelangelo Antonioni
A City of Sadness1989Hou Hsiao-Hsien
The Wind That Shakes the Barley2006Ken Loach
Elephant2003Gus Van Sant
A Separation2011Asghar Farhadi
The Square2017Ruben Östlund


1963 Italy, France

Using the camera as a pen for writing stream-of-consciousness.

Tokyo Story

1953 Japan

Ozu created eastern cinema aesthetics, a sympathetic narrator.

Spring in a Small Town

1948 People's Republic of China

The earliest masterpiece of Chinese cinema. The advanced mise-en-scène and camera language paralleled the world cinema at that time. The de-ideological story has kept its aesthetics alive to this day.

Throne of Blood

1957 Japan

Incredible ending and eastern mysticism.


1966 USA, United Kingdom, Italy

The calmness of camera moves and narrative techniques created the unreality in reality.

A City of Sadness

1989 Taiwan

The light of Chinese cinema, directly facing the unbearable history. Magnificent.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

2006 United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland

An unshakable believer fighting for freedom and independence.


2003 USA

A great piece of contemporary juvenile delinquency with extremely elegant structure and mise-en-scène.

A Separation

2011 Iran

A surprisingly breakthrough for Iranian cinema. Deep dissection of social issues and reconstruction of belief.

The Square

2017 Sweden, France, Germany, Denmark, USA, Norway

The contemporary image aesthetics, the self-salvation of human nature in modern society.