first features

YE MA FEN ZONG

STRIDING INTO THE WIND

WEI Shujun

2019

130

minutes

CHINA

Two young men in a state of complete turmoil and a 4x4 in China. This could be the pitch for this first film by a gifted young filmmaker. But behind this easy formula hides an inventive and unpredictable odyssey as free as the air, with a totally fresh perspective on Chinese cinema. A work unlike any other, as is often the case in the films from a China where cinema matters more than ever.

 the Selection Committee

Kun is coming into his senior year in the University. Standing at the watershed moment of getting out of school and stepping into society, he can’t wait to do something big on his own. While getting his driver’s license, Kun finally has his first car —— an old-fashioned used Jeep Cherokee. Kun joins the film crew of Ming’s graduate work. It was described as an exciting grassland story which is highly anticipated by Kun. However, he soon finds out it’s nothing but a fake grassland film which will be shot completely in Beijing. Disappointed and losing this job accidentally afterwards, he’s employed by a boss of a construction material company who has an absurd Singing dream… In the meantime, Kun is breaking up with his girlfriend and his Cherokee seems will be banned to drive in Beijing...

CASTING

You ZHOU

KUN

Yingchen ZHENG

ZHI

Linkai TONG

TONG

Xiaomu WANG

MING

Duona ZHAO

YILIN

CREDITS

WEI Shujun

Realisation

WEI Shujun, GAO Linyang

Screenplay

PRODUCTION

ALIBABA PICTURES (BEIJING) / ALIBABA FILM GROUP

F19, No.2 World Profit Center Chaoyang District 100000 BEIJING

CHINA

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