Zhang Yimou

Born in April 2nd, 1950

From Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China

Zhang Yimou Biography

Zhang Yimou (born November 14, 1950 or 1951)  is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is counted amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial debut in 1987 with Red Sorghum. Zhang has won numerous awards and recognitions, with Best Foreign Film nominations for Ju Dou in 1990 and Raise the Red Lantern in 1991, Silver Lion and Golden Lion prizes at the Venice Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

One of Zhang's recurrent themes is the resilience of Chinese people in the face of hardship and adversity, a theme which has been explored in such films as, for example, To Live (1994) and Not One Less (1999). His films are particularly noted for their rich use of colour, as can be seen in some of his early films, like Raise the Red Lantern, and in his wuxia films like Hero and House of Flying Daggers.

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Zhang Yimou Movies

Full River Red Poster
March 17, 2023
One Second Poster
May 1, 2022
Cliff Walkers Poster
April 30, 2021
Shadow Poster
May 3, 2019
The Great Wall Poster
February 17, 2017
Coming Home Poster
October 10, 2014
The Flowers of War Poster
December 18, 2012

Zhang Yimou TV Shows

Thirteen Talks Poster
May 17, 2016
Golden Horse Awards Poster
October 31, 1962

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