Liu Xiaodong was born in Shanghai, China, China. Liu Xiaodong chairs Shanghai Bairun Investment Holding Group, a maker of alcopop beverages. Liu worked at tobacco and flavorings companies before cofounding the predecessor of Shanghai Bairun in 1997.
This film was entered into the 2006 Venice Film Festival as a candidate for the Golden Lion Award
In 1998–99 he continued his studies overseas at the Academy of Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain
1990: Began participating with the Chinese Independent Film Movement, starting as the lead role in The Days, which was named one of the top 100 most important international films of the past century by the BBC
(中央美术学院) He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in oil painting in 1988, and a Master of Fine Art in oil painting in 1995, both from CAFA
Liu was born in 1963 in the small industrial town of Jincheng, a pulp and paper-producing center in Liaoning province