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Zhang Yimou is an internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker and cinematographer. He made his directorial debut in 1987 with the film Red Sorghum. One of Zhang's recurrent themes is a celebration of the resilience, even the stubbornness, of Chinese people in face of hardships and adversities, a theme which has occurred from To Live (1994) through to Not One Less (1999). His works are particularly noted for its sensitivity to color, as can be seen in his early trilogy (like Raise the Red Lantern) or in his wuxia films, Hero and House of Flying Daggers. In 2008, Zhang Yimou, along with Zhang Jigang directed the Opening Ceremony at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

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Zhang Yimou is an internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker and cinematographer. He made his directorial debut in 1987 with the film Red Sorghum. One of Zhang's recurrent themes is a celebration of the resilience, even the stubbornness, of Chinese people in face of hardships and adversities, a theme which has occurred from To Live (1994) through to Not One Less (1999). His works are particularly noted for its sensitivity to color, as can be seen in his early trilogy (like Raise the Red Lantern) or in his wuxia films, Hero and House of Flying Daggers. In 2008, Zhang Yimou, along with Zhang Jigang directed the Opening Ceremony at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. More...

 
       
 
         
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