Zhang Yi Mou

Zhang Yi Mou

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  • First Name: Zhang
  • Family Name: Yi Mou
  • Native name: 张艺谋
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 2, 1950
  • Age: 69

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Zhang Yi Mou

Zhang Yi Mou

  • Name: Zhang Yi Mou
  • Native name: 张艺谋
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 2, 1950
  • Age: 69
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.
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2018 Shadow
Movie
7.9
2016 The Great Wall
Movie
7.6
2014 Coming Home
Movie
8.1
2011 The Flowers of War
Movie
8.4
2010 Under the Hawthorn Tree
Movie
8.6
2009 A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop
Movie
6.8
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
2000 Happy Times
Movie
7.8
1999 The Road Home
Movie
8.3
1999 Not One Less
Movie
8.4
1997 Keep Cool
Movie
9.0
1995 Shanghai Triad
Movie
7.0
1994 To Live
Movie
8.3
1992 The Story of Qiu Ju
Movie
7.5
1991 Raise the Red Lantern
Movie
8.4
1990 Ju Dou
Movie
7.8
1988 Red Sorghum
Movie
7.5
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1997 Keep Cool
Chinese Movie, 1997,
Junk Peddler (Support Role)
Junk Peddler
Support Role
9.0
1990 A Terracotta Warrior
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Tian Fong (Support Role)
Tian Fong
Support Role
7.4
1988 Red Sorghum
Chinese Movie, 1988,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.5
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