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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(6); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050609.

The Empathy Phenomenon in Bi Gan's Movies from the Perspective of Auteurism


Ding Li, Wan Ruyi

Corresponding Author:
Ding Li

School of Art, Anhui University of Finance & Economics, Bengbu, China


The auteurism originated in the 1950s. With the rise of the French New Wave, André Bazin, François Truffaut, and Jean-Luc Godard put forward their personal academic viewpoints one after another, and their theoretical interpretations were continuously improved and harmonized. Lançois Truffaut mentioned in "Cahiers du Cinéma" that tomorrow's films are autobiographical, and this view has influenced the construction of Chinese film director Bi Gan's secret and wet image world, he relies on the blurred narrative of the boundary between dreams and reality, and uses experimental long-lens metaphors to present images of surreal poetic texture, highlighting the eye-popping creative ambition and unique lens language. This article studies the Empathy Phenomenon of Bi Gan's Movies from three perspectives: the main idea, poetic narrative and authorship of Bi Gan's films.


Bi Gan; Film aesthetics; Auteurism; Empathy Phenomenon

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Ding Li, Wan Ruyi. The Empathy Phenomenon in Bi Gan's Movies from the Perspective of Auteurism. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 6: 49-51. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050609.


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