In recent months and years, I have come across quite a substantial number of strong, independent slow films from China. Of course, Wang Bing remains the most visible for us because he is lucky enough to receive support, in particular in form of funds from France and the Netherlands. Here in France, I can go into a shop and buy a film of his on DVD. But there are many other filmmakers who work in Wang Bing's shadow, directors who are sadly not as visible as they should be and who have over the years joined the ranks . . .