Part of the new Beijing independent movement, Zheng's film is remarkably assured, particularly for a first film. (This certainly isn't mumblecore!) Danny Kasman
wrote a nice review over at The Auteurs
, and even The New York Post's V.A. Musetto had kind words.
There's a slight twist to this round, and the inspiration came from an exhibit I saw in Berlin back in February with The Auteurs' Danny Kasman called Vorspannkino, which was a celebration of the art of the opening credit sequence.