Chen Kaige

Chen Kaige op IFFR

Chen KAIGE (1952, China) is regarded as one of China's most important directors. During the Cultural Revolution he was forced to work as peasant, soldier and factory worker. He then managed to study at the Film Academy in Beijing. After his third feature film King of Children, he emigrated to New York. He stayed there for three years and then returned to China to shoot Life on a String (1991), which was however completely financed by the West. Kaige won many major awards and has been nominated several times for an Academy Award.


Huang tu di/Yellow Earth (1984), Da yue bing/The Big Parade (1985), Hai zi wang/King of Children (1987), Bian zou bian chang/Life on a String (1991), Ba wang bie ji/Farewell My Concubine (1993), Feng yue/Temptress Moon (1996), Jing ke ci qin wang/The Emperor and the Assassin (1998), Killing Me Softly (2002), Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002), He ni zai yi qi/Together (2002), Wu ji/The Promise (2005), Mei Lanfang/Forever Enthralled (2008), Zhao shi gu er/Sacrifice (2010), Caught in the Web (2012)

Chen Kaige op IFFR

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