Born on 17 November 1967 in Xi'an, Wang Bing is a documentary filmmaker. After studying photography at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang from 1992 to 1995, he joined the Department of Photography at the Beijing Academy of Film. He began his work as a documentary maker in 1999 and his first feature film, West of the Tracks, was released in 2003. Five years later, he directed Coal Money, which refers to the journey made by coal, from extraction to sale, in northern China, and then Man with No Name, tracing a man's solo journey through rural China, released the following year. In 2017, he won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival for Mrs. Fang. Selected at the Festival de Cannes, his latest film, Youth (Spring), will be released in France on 3 January 2024.