Born in Guangdong province in 1976, Zhu Rikun studied finance in the Beijing University Guanghua School of Management from 1996 to 2000. In 2001 he founded Fanhall Films, a critical node for independent film production distribution, exhibition, and curation. As well as producing and distributing many landmarks of contemporary Chinese independent cinema, Zhu founded the DOChina Film Festival, which was incorporated into the Beijing Independent Film Festival in 2006. From 2006 to 2011, he was artistic director of BIFF. His two films, The Questioning (2013) and The Dossier (2014) have been shown at several festivals around the world.
Can a government wipe out the existence of those young women [depicted in Egg and Stone] who have been sexually harassed? Precisely because the government continually seeks to obliterate these sorts of things, we therefore must not sing happy songs and put on a good show. We have to use film to record the existence of that which is obliterated and ignored.
-Huang Ji (Egg and Stone)