Xiaofang Cai1, Cuican Liu2
1School of Arts and Communication, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
2School of Arts and Communication, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Youth films, as one of the important genres of China’s current film industry, have presented a unique focus in recent decades, no matter genre expansions or the exploration of narrative themes. To be more specific, on spatial construction, China’s domestic youth film gradually shifts its focus from the society to the campus; on theme writing, "emotion" continues to be the mainstream, but "sex", as the prominent expression of emotion, is portrayed and written in different forms. Generally speaking, domestic youth films in the past decade continue to promote the connection and confrontation between "discipline" and "rebellion" through the production of image space and the construction of narrative themes. Through these vivid stories about adolescence, the public cannot help but remind their youth time.
Coming-of-age drama film, Campus, Discipline, Rebellion
Xiaofang Cai, Cuican Liu. Discipline and Rebellion—Spatial Construction and Theme Writing of China’s Domestic Youth Films in the Last Decade. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 1: 17-20. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.050104.
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