Chen Kaige

Chen Kaige

Highest Rated: 100% Yellow Earth (1984)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 12, 1952

Birthplace: Beijing, China

The son of a filmmaker from the earlier generation of Chinese socialist realism, Chen Kaige represents the Fifth Generation, filmmakers who attended Beijing Film Institute after the Cultural Revolution. After graduating in 1982, Chen and his classmates began a new wave in Chinese cinema by emphasizing the visual and aural qualities of film rather than traditional dramatic and literary elements. Their films have also been characterized by a strong political commitment which has led to objections from censors and has limited their domestic audience to students and intellectuals. Outside China, however, Chen Kaige and the other Fifth Generation filmmakers have drawn attention from an increasingly wide circle of film sophisticates who have hailed their efforts as the next most important New Wave. Chen has been awarded top festival prizes in Tokyo, Cannes and Berlin.

Highest rated movies

The Emperor and the Assassin




25% 100% The Battle at Lake Changjin Director,
Executive Producer
- 2021
No Score Yet 68% My People, My Country Director $2.4M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legend of the Demon Cat Director - 2018
91% 43% Legend of the Demon Cat Director,
- 2017
No Score Yet 42% Monk Comes Down the Mountain Director - 2015
7% 35% Caught in the Web Director $1.1K 2012
70% 50% Sacrifice Director,
$27.9K 2010
No Score Yet 62% Forever Enthralled Director,
- 2008
31% 44% Master of the Crimson Armor Director,
$668.2K 2005
73% 89% Together Prof. Yu Shifeng (Character),
$1.1M 2002
0% 40% Killing Me Softly Director - 2002
86% 78% Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet Director - 2002
81% 79% The Emperor and the Assassin Lu Buwei (Character),
Executive Producer
$1.3M 1999
62% 73% Temptress Moon Director,
$1.1M 1996
No Score Yet 83% Yang & Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema Unknown (Character) - 1996
86% 93% Farewell My Concubine Director $2.5M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bawang Bie Ji Director - 1993
No Score Yet 71% Life on a String Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bian Zhou Bian Chang Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Parade Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of the Children Director - 1987
100% 77% Yellow Earth Director,
- 1984


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eight Executive Producer 2020