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Self-refl ection, Anti-genre Style and Meta-fi lm Aesthetics: Nomads among Chinese New Power Directors -- A study on director Wei Shujun’s aesthetic style

Yiman Zhang


Wei Shujun, a post-90s director, stands as a prominent representative of China’s emerging fi lmmaking force.His distinctive
visual style and profoundly introspective narrative approach have culminated in a singular meta-cinematic aesthetic.Through the portrayal
o f the life trajectories of youth in small towns and the existential challenges of modern individuals, he delves into resonant topics such as
youth, cinema, and societal ills, while articulating profound philosophical perspectives on youth, life, and a self-critical examination of the
fi lm industry.


Wei Shujun; Anti-type narration; Nomadic syndrome; Meta-cinema

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v8i5.12924