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Director CHINA

Kaige CHEN

Kaige CHEN
Biography

Born in Beijing in 1952, Chen is the son Chen Huaikai a veteran filmmaker. Obliged to postpone his high-school education because of the Cultural Revolution in 1966, his career in filmmaking doesn't begin until 1978 when he is accepted into the newly reopened Beijing Film Academy. From there he is able to associate himself with a young and talented group of students, such as Tian Zhuangzhuang, Zhang Yimou and Wu Ziniu, with whom he forms the "Fifth Generation" of Chinese directors. His first film, Yellow Earth, is an international success. He then directs The Big Parade and The King of Children which is screened at the Cannes Festival in 1988 as part of the Official Selection. That same year he moves to the United States where he lectures at New York University. In 1990 he returns to China in order to direct China's first co-production (Japan-France-Great Britain-Germany), Life on a String also in competition at the Cannes Festival. That same year, Chen publishes his memoirs. In 1993 he directs Farewell My Concubine which earns him the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Festival and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, as well as being nominated at the Academy Awards. In 1996 he directs Temptress Moon, starring Gong Li. He is now finishing his seventh film, Chi'In.

Films presented at Cannes

Awards

ADIEU MA CONCUBINE
BAWANG BIEJI 1993 Palme d'Or ((tied)) Director
ADIEU MA CONCUBINE
BAWANG BIEJI 1993 International Critic's Prize by the F.I.P.R.E.S.C.I. Director
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 1998
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Directors

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Director
Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Director
Claude AUTANT-LARA

Claude AUTANT-LARA

Hallvar WITZØ

Hallvar WITZØ

Director
NA Hong Jin

NA Hong Jin

Jean DELANNOY

Jean DELANNOY

Director
Naomi KAWASE

Naomi KAWASE

Director, writer
Pietro GERMI

Pietro GERMI

Philippe DE BROCA

Philippe DE BROCA

Wim WENDERS

Wim WENDERS

Director
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