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Yimou Zhang

Made his directorial debut in 1987 with the award-winning war drama Red Sorghum. His female-empowerment tales Ju Dou (1990) and Raise the Red Lantern (1991) were temporarily banned in China, until he agreed to direct the Communist Party-approved The Story of Qiu Ju (1992). Several of his movies have been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscars, including Ju Dou, Lantern and Hero (2002). Became the first Chinese director of an Italian opera in 1997, when he oversaw a production of Turandot at Florence's Teatro Comunale. Chosen by the Chinese government to direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
44% The Great Wall
  • Director
2017
90% Coming Home
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Lady Of The Dynasty (Wang Chao De Nv Ren: Yang Gui Fei)
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Trespassing Bergman
  • Actor
2013
42% The Flowers of War
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Under the Hawthorn Tree (Shan zha shu zhi lian)
  • Director
2010
32% A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop (San qiang pai an jing qi) (A Simple Noodle Story) (The First Gun)
  • Director
2010
No Score Yet Ultimate Force of Four
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet A Terra-cotta Warrior
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Tan-Dun: The First Emperor
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Bright Red Lanterns Hung High
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Musical Quartet
  • Actor
2007
66% Curse of the Golden Flower
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2006
80% Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet Tan Dun: The First Emperor
  • Producer
2006
88% House of Flying Daggers
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2004
95% Hero
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2004
No Score Yet Le Secret Des Poingnards Volants
  • Director
2004
72% Happy Times
  • Director
2002
89% The Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin)
  • Director
2001
95% Not One Less
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Turandot
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet You hua hao hao shuo (Keep Cool)
  • Director
  • The Peddler
1998
100% Lumière and Company
  • Actor
1996
86% Shanghai Triad (Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao)
  • Director
1995
87% To Live (Huo zhe)
  • Director
1994
86% The Story of Qui Ju (Qiu Ju da guan si) (Qiu Ju Goes to Court)
  • Director
1992
96% Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua)
  • Director
1992
100% Ju Dou
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Qin yong (A Terra-Cotta Warrior)
  • Actor
1989
100% Red Sorghum (Hong gao liang)
  • Director
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Director
No Score Yet Great Performances at the Met
2007
  • Director

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