CHANG Cheh (1923-2002, China) was one of the most important filmmakers in Hong Kong cinema. In 1947 he took his first steps in the film industry as a scriptwriter. And two years later he codirected The Clouds Over Mount Ali, the first of almost a hundred films he would make. His first hit film was One-Armed Swordsman (1967). In 2002 he was given the 'Godfather of Hong Kong Cinema', the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hong Kong Film Awards.
(Selection) Storm Cloud over Alishan (1949), One-Armed Swordsman (1967), The Assassin (1967), Golden Swallow (1968), Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969), Kung-Fu Vengeance (1970), The Blood Brothers (1973), Five Shaolin Masters (1974), Na Cha The Great (1974), The Chinatown Kid (1977), The Five Venoms (1978), Crippled Avengers (1978), Ten Tigers of Kwangtung (1979)
Chang Cheh at IFFR