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Zhang Yimou

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Zhang Yimou, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    

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Nov 14, 1951 In 中国, 陕西, 西安
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Old Well 1986-01-01
Latest Project:
Series 极:《悬崖之上》电影纪录片 2021-05-15
Known For
Poster of Bergman: A Year in a Life
Poster of 张艺谋的2008
Poster of A Terra-Cotta Warrior
Poster of The Big Parade
Series 极:《悬崖之上》电影纪录片 Unknown 2021-05-15
Movie Bergman: A Year in a Life Himself 2018-07-12
Movie Zhang Yimou's "Shadow" 自己 2018-10-12
Movie Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang Self 2017-09-22
Movie Trespassing Bergman Himself 2013-08-28
Series 张艺谋的2008 Unknown 2009-01-26
Series 激荡·1978-2008 Unknown 2008-12-01
Movie Cause: The Birth of Hero Himself 2002-12-05
Movie Keep Cool 收废品的 1997-05-16
Movie New Chinese Cinema Unknown 1989-04-09
Movie A Terra-Cotta Warrior General Meng Tianfang 1989-12-18
Movie Old Well Unknown 1986-01-01
Movie The Big Parade Unknown 1986-11-20