The Beginning of Autumn
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Director ZHU Yong
Country China
Year 2003
Running Time 23' 20"
Definition/Color
Genre Fiction
Premier Status World Premiere
Introduction
Beginnig of Autumu is a chinese interpretation of New American Cinema. The anarchic attiudes of the political intention of younger generation shown in the films from 70's meet the visions of working classes and vagrants of China. The film shows that another generation also exists in China who directly follows the traces of American movies, and who is different from those cliches of Chinese films which western culture admires. A motorcycle is translated into a bicycle, and the radiation of meaning, the characteristics of Chinese character cultural bound is added to the source of cinematic conventions such as cars, guns, and buddy characters. 'Beginning of Autumn' is a time metaphor of autumn starting, and also means some imaginary town on the map which is main characters' destination. On the coner of 'Beginning of Autumn' is a time metaphor of autumn starting, and also means some imaginary town on the map which is main characters' destination. On the corner of 'Beginning of Autumn' they experience the momentary unworldliness. (Yoonah Han)
Director
ZHU Yong