Zhang Yi Mou

Zhang Yi Mou

  • Name: Zhang Yi Mou
  • Native name: 张艺谋
  • Also Known as: 張藝謀
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 2, 1950
  • Age: 74
Zhang Yimou 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, Raise the Red Lantern in 1991, and Hero in 2003, 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.[5] In 1993, he was a member of the jury at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival. Zhang directed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, which received considerable international acclaim.

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 To Live (1994) and Not One Less (1999). His films are particularly noted for their rich use of color, 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. His highest budgeted film to date is the 2016 monster film titled The Great Wall, set in Imperial China and starring Matt Damon. Edit Biography
Director
Year Title Type Rating
TBA League of Legends
Drama
0.0
TBA Main Character
Drama
0.0
2024 Article 20
Movie
8.0
2023 Under the Light
Movie
7.4
2022 Sniper
Movie
6.9
2016 The Great Wall
Movie
7.5
2014 Coming Home
Movie
7.9
2011 The Flowers of War
Movie
8.2
2010 Under the Hawthorn Tree
Movie
8.4
2009 A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop
Movie
6.7
2000 Happy Times
Movie
7.7
1999 The Road Home
Movie
8.0
1999 Not One Less
Movie
8.0
1997 Keep Cool
Movie
7.2
1995 Shanghai Triad
Movie
7.3
1994 To Live
Movie
8.0
1992 The Story of Qiu Ju
Movie
7.7
1991 Raise the Red Lantern
Movie
8.2
1990 Ju Dou
Movie
7.7
1989 Operation Cougar
Movie
6.1
1987 Red Sorghum
Movie
7.4
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2023 Full River Red
Movie
7.8
2021 Cliff Walkers
Movie
7.5
2020 One Second
Movie
7.5
2018 Shadow
Movie
7.7
2006 Curse of the Golden Flower
Movie
7.6
2005 Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
Movie
7.7
2004 House of Flying Daggers
Movie
8.3
2002 Hero
Movie
8.3
Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2016 Suddenly Seventeen
Movie
8.0
2015 Journey
Movie
0.0
Cinematography
Year Title Type Rating
1986 Old Well
Movie
0.0
1984 Yellow Earth
Movie
7.4
Executive Producer
Year Title Type Rating
TBA The First Shot
Drama
0.0
2020 My People, My Homeland
Movie
8.1
2019 Wisdom Tooth
Movie
7.4
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2001 Da Zhai Men
Chinese Drama, 2001, 40 eps
Li Lian Ying [Chief Eunuch] (Support Role)
40
Li Lian Ying [Chief Eunuch]
Support Role
7.1
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2021 My Country, My Parents
Chinese Movie, 2021,
[TV station director] (Support Role)
[TV station director]
Support Role
7.7
2016 Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang
Chinese Movie, 2016,
[Himself] (Guest Role)
[Himself]
Guest Role
7.9
2002 Cause - Birth of Hero
Chinese Movie, 2002,
Himself (Unknown)
Himself
Unknown
8.6
1997 Keep Cool
Chinese Movie, 1997,
[Junk peddler] (Support Role)
[Junk peddler]
Support Role
7.2
1990 A Terracotta Warrior
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Tian Fong (Support Role)
Tian Fong
Support Role
7.6
1987 Red Sorghum
Chinese Movie, 1987,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.4
1986 Old Well
Chinese Movie, 1986,
Wang Quan Shun (Main Role)
Wang Quan Shun
Main Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
1990 Celebrity Talk Show Season 4
Hong Kong TV Show, 1990, 13 eps
(Ep. 3) (Guest)
13
(Ep. 3)
Guest
0.0
Articles
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Editorials - May 9, 2020

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Editorials - Sep 29, 2018

Ebisuno92’s personal movie recommendations for a cold weekend!

Upcoming Chinese Drama 'Tingxue Tower' Pays Tribute to Classic Wuxia Genre!
News - Aug 19, 2018

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Zhang Yi Mou

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  • First Name: Zhang
  • Family Name: Yi Mou
  • Native name: 张艺谋
  • Also Known as: 張藝謀
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 2, 1950
  • Age: 74

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