Painted Skin: The Resurrection
by Wuershan – China, 2012
(130', Digital, Original version with Italian subtitles)
Movie presented in collaboration with Udine Far East Film Festival
Wuershan was born in 1972 in Huhehaote, Inner Mongolia. He studied oil painting in China’s Central Institution of Fine Arts before joining the directing course at the Beijing Film Academy. After graduating, Wuershan started his career in advertising, becoming one of China’s most successful television commercials directors. Wuershan directed his first feature in 2003, the experimental and independent Soap Opera that it premiered in the New Currents competition of the Busan International Film Festival. Wuershan returned to film-making in 2010 with The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it became an instant cult hit.