Hu Wei

Hu Wei, born in 1983, lives in Beijing and Paris. Studied film at Fémis in Paris and art at the National French Art Academy ENSBA and Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains. Participation a.o. in the Cannes Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival and the Venice Biennale. Group shows at Palais de Tokyo and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Nomination of his film Butter Lamp as Best Short Film at the Academy Awards, Los Angeles 2015.

Selected Films: Butter Lamp (2013, winner KdK 2015), Le propriétaire (2012), Sans toi (2009)

Butter Lamp
(FRA / CHN 2013, 16’, Tibetan)
Second Main Award KINO DER KUNST 2015
In their studio, a young photographer and his assistant photograph group shots of Tibetan nomad families in front of various backdrops. Personal contacts between the photographer and his subjects develop more and more. A laconic masterpiece that has won many awards.

Hu Wei, „Butter Lamp“, FRA/CHN 2013, 16’
Hu Wei, „Butter Lamp“, FRA/CHN 2013, 16’

Ce qui nous éloigne
(FRA 2016, 4K, 18’, French-English-Chinese)
Darsteller: Camille Debray, Isabelle Huppert, Nai An, André Wilms, Zhang Xian Min, Charlotte Kramp, Anne Trappon
Two families meet in a bourgeois Parisian apartment. One is a successful French actress‘s family; the other is an older Chinese pair on a trip in Europe. After a friendly chat, it slowly becomes apparent that there is a secret between the visitors and hosts.

Hu Wei, Ce qui nous éloigne, FRA 2016, 18’. Courtesy of the artist
Hu Wei, Ce qui nous éloigne, FRA 2016, 18’. Courtesy of the artist