Striding into the Wind

Wei Shujun, China

野马分鬃, 2020, 126 min, K12

Frustrated with his crappy film school and no way to fulfil his dream as a filmmaker, 20 something Kun buys a secondhand car to ride through his dream landscape of Inner Mongolia with girlfriend Zhi. Wei Shujun gives voice to the contemporary frustration of younger generation, who have hard to fulfil their dream. Wei’s delightful road movie meets a film about filmmaking is a sure handed debut film.

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Direction and screenplay: Wei Shujun. Production: Alibaba Pictures. Cast: Zhou You, Zheng Yingxhen, Wang Xiaomu. Language: Mandarin. Distribution: Les Films du Losange.