Cai Shangjun

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cai.
Cai Shangjun
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Chinese name 蔡尚君
Pinyin Cài Shàngjūn (Mandarin)
Occupation Director, Screenwriter
Cai Shangjun
Chinese 蔡尚君

Cai Shangjun[1] (Chinese: 蔡尚君; pinyin: Cài Shàngjūn) is a Chinese film director and screenwriter. Cai graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in 1992. Since then, his major work has been that of a professional screenwriter. Cai was part of the team, along with Zhang Yang, Diao Yi'nan, and Liu Fendou, that co-wrote the screenplays for two of Zhang's films: Spicy Love Soup (1997) and Shower (1999). Cai also cowrote a script for Zhang's Sunflower (2005).

In 2007, Cai directed his first film, The Red Awn, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2007 Pusan International Film Festival.[2]

In 2011, Cai won the Silver Lion for the Best Director at the 68th Venice International Film Festival with the film People Mountain People Sea.[3]

Filmography[edit]

As screenwriter[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Director
1997 Spicy Love Soup 爱情麻辣烫 Zhang Yang
1999 Shower 洗澡 Zhang Yang
2005 Sunflower 向日葵 Zhang Yang
2007 The Red Awn 红色康拜因 Cai Shangjun
2011 People Mountain People Sea 人山人海 Cai Shangjun

As director[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
2007 The Red Awn 红色康拜因 Won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2007 Pusan International Film Festival
2011 People Mountain People Sea 人山人海 Won the Best Director prize at the 68th Venice International Film Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ Several websites use an incorrect pinyin romanization of Cai's given name: "Xiangjun."
  2. ^ Elley, Derek (2007-10-12). "Art films win at Pusan Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Russian film "Faust" takes top prize in Venice". Reuters. 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 

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