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I Wish I Knew


Shanghai has hosted all kinds of people – revolutionaries, capitalists, politicians, soldiers, artists, and gangsters. Shanghai has also hosted revolutions, assassinations, love stories. After the Chinese Communists’ victory in 1949, thousands of Shanghaiers left for Hong Kong and Taiwan. To leave meant being separated from home for thirty years; to stay meant suffering through the Cultural Revolution and China’s other political disasters. Eighteen people from these three cities — Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong — recall their lives in Shanghai. Their personal experiences, like eighteen chapters of a novel, tell stories of Shanghai lives from the 1930s to 2010.

Festival Participation

  • Beijing Student Film Festival - 2011
    Jury Award Nominee, Best Art Exploration
  • Cannes Film Festival - 2010
    Un Certain Regard Award Nominee
  • Dubai International Film Festival - 2010
    Muhr AsiaAfrica Award Winner
  • Golden Rooster Awards - 2011
    Golden Rooster Nominee
  • Hawaii International Film Festival - 2010
    Halekulani Golden Orchid Award Winner
  • Las Palmas Film Festival - 2011
    Golden Lady Harimaguada Nominee
  • To Ten Chinese Films Festival - 2011
    Youth Film Handbook Award Winner

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