Zhang Yimou Overview

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Born: November 14, 1950

Born in China, Zhang Yimou studied cinematography at the Bejing Film Academy. He became a leading member of China's Fifth Generation Filmmakers, the first group to graduate following the turbulent Cultural Revolution. He began his career as an actor, winning the Best Actor Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival for his film debut in Old Well (1986) and starring in his directorial debut, Red Sorghum (1987), which won the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Yimou became the... See All


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