Waiting Alone- -
Set in modern day Bejing, Waiting Alone is a coming-of-age story of Wen (Xia Yu), an antique shop owner and aspiring author who has just met the girl of his dreams. Waiting Alone shows us a China rarely seen in cinema, a China that is contemporary, hip and vibrant.
Waiting Alone is a 2004 Chinese romantic comedy film written & directed by Chinese-American filmmaker Dayyan Eng (伍仕贤, Wǔ Shìxían), depicting the lives of a group of hip, affluent, twenty-something Beijing residents.
The film features Chinese movie stars Xia Yu, Gong Beibi and Li Bingbing. It also features cameos of some of Hong Kong’s best known actors, including Chow Yun-fat.
Excellent reviews and strong word-of-mouth made this independent film a hit in China where it was embraced by young audiences. In 2005, Waiting Alone was nominated for three Chinese Academy Awards (Golden Rooster Awards) including Best Picture; the first time a nomination was awarded to a foreign director in this category. Waiting Alone was acquired for international distribution in 2006 by Arclight Films. [Wikipedia]