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Film school student Kun graduates into a real-world that moves too fast to care about his auteur aspirations and sound recording skills. Yearning for an escape away from Beijing’s grinding survival races, he sets off for a film shoot in Inner Mongolia’s lush grasslands, where amusing man-made spectacles and unforgettable lessons await him. With three Cannes official selections under his belt at the age of 30, writer-director Wei Shujun is an unstoppable force rising from the Chinese indie film scene. In the debut inspired by his real-life experience, he leisurely delivers sharp observations of the embarrassments surrounding film education and indie filmmaking in a money-oriented society with witty humor.


Director Biography - WEI Shujun


Born in Beijing, Wei Shujun started his career as an actor at 14 years old. He completed a master’s degree at the Communication University of China. His film credits include On the Border (short film, Cannes Film Festival, Special Mention at Competition), Striding into the Wind (Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection 2020), and Ripples of Life (Cannes Film Festival, Directors' Fortnight 2021).

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    129 minutes
  • Language
    Mandarin
  • Country
    China
  • Director
    Wei Shujun
  • Screenwriter
    Wei Shujun, Gao Linyang
  • Producer
    Liu Qingling
  • Executive Producer
    Zach LeBeau
  • Cast
    Zheng Yingchen, Zhou You, Wang Xiaomu
  • Cinematographer
    Wang Jiehong
  • Editor
    Yan Tingting
  • Composer
    Zou Haolun