On The Border

Wei Shujun

Synopsis

In a border village, a Chinese teenager of Korean roots aspires to join South Korea. He tries by all means to realize his dream.

Director Biography

Wei Shujun, a young director, was born in Beijing in 1991 and is a graduate from Communication University of China. At the age of 14, he began to play roles in movies, and once starred in Gobi’s Mother and Internet Youth. In 2016, Wei’s debut film Duck Neck was nominated for the 21st Busan International Film Festival’s “A Window on Asian Cinema” award. In 2017, he was the recipient of the “Young Director” award at the third Wu Tianming Film Forum for Youth Talent, for his suspense film The Silent Incident. At the end of that year, his short movie On the Border was selected for the 71st Cannes Film Festival. His experience of being an actor and his unique upbringing endowed him with a keen insight into life.

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