The Hotel

by Wang Xiaoshuai

The Hotel


The first days of 2020's lockdown seem to drag forever for a group of tourists trapped in a Thai hotel. In strict confinement and as the big day of an unexpected event approaches, emotional entanglements, tensions and long kept secrets rise to the surface.


WANG Xiaoshuai is one of pioneers of Chinese independent film, the winner of French Culture and Art Knight Medal, internationally renowned Chinese film director. During this twenty years of filming, Wang has directed 13 films. His works span different eras, yet consistently reflect a strong social conscience. With a strong personal style and humanistic care, the spirit of perseverance and independent creation, WANG Xiaoshuai’s films were shortlisted at the three major international film festivals eight times and nominated for the main competition unit six times. BEIJING BICYLE (2001) won the Grand Jury Silver Bear in Competition at the Berlinale, IN LOVE WE TRUST (2008) won the Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Screenplay, and the Grand Jury Prize for SHANGHAI DREAMS (2005) in the Cannes Main Competition. RED AMNESIA (2014) was selected in competition for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, and the latest title SO LONG, MY SON (2019) won two Silver Bears for the Best Actor and Actress at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, later the film was awarded three Golden Roosters for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay. His debut feature THE DAYS (1993) was selected as “one of the best 100 films of all time” by the BBC in 1995, and collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


2019  So Long My Son
2018  Chinese Portrait
2014  Red Amnesia
2011  11 Flowers
2010  Chongqing Blues
2008  In Love We Trust
2005  Shanghai Dreams
2003  Drifters
2001  Beijing Bicycle
2000  Suburban Dreams
1999  So Close to Paradise
1995  Frozen
1993  The Days


Ning Yuanyuan - Sova
Ye Fu - Yu Feng
Qu Ying - Liang Dan
Huang Xiaolei - Mei Hongyu
Dai Jun - Ding Ge
Worrapon Srisai - A Dong/Pop
Li Zonghan - Tommy


Writers Ning Dai, Ye Fu
Producers Zhang Yuan, Liu Xuan
1st Assistant Director Zhang Mo
Director of Photography Suparawee Patravanich
Sound Designer Tariq Marzbaan

Technical Data

Original title Lv Guan
International title The Hotel
Original languages Mandarin, Thai
Duration 112 min
Aspect ratio 4:3
Countries of production Chinese Hong Kong

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