Lu Chuan

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Lu Chuan
Luchuan01.jpg
Chinese name 陸川 (traditional)
Chinese name 陆川 (simplified)
Pinyin Lù Chuān (Mandarin)
Born 1971
Xinjiang, China
Years active 2000s-present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lu.

Lu Chuan (born 1971) is a Chinese filmmaker and screenwriter. He is the son of novelist Lu Tianming.[1]

Education[edit]

Educated at the People's Liberation Army International Relations University (中国人民解放军国际关系学院 (zh)) in Nanjing, Lu spent two years serving in the Army as a secretary to a general.[1] After his time in the army, Lu attended the Beijing Film Academy for a masters degree in directing.[2] While there, he studied the works of his favorite directors including Ingmar Bergman, Jim Jarmusch, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. His dissertation was on the American filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.[1]

Directorial career[edit]

Hailed as a major new voice in Chinese cinema,[2] Lu's first two films were small-budget productions which garnered both Chinese and international acclaim: 2002's The Missing Gun and 2004's Kekexili: Mountain Patrol. Kekexili won a Golden Rooster and a Golden Horse best picture award and Special Jury Prize at the 17th Tokyo International Film Festival.

Lu's third film, the war drama City of Life and Death, was released in April 2009 to both critical and commercial success. At the same time, however, the film's sympathetic portrayal of a Japanese soldier has aroused controversy. Lu Chuan won Achievement in Directing for the film at 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Best Director Award at 4th Asian Film Awards. The film won Best Film and Best Cinematography Awards at 57th San Sebastian Film Festival.

Lu's historical film The Last Supper was released in 2012.

Filmography[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Awards
2002 The Missing Gun 寻枪 Annual Best Script, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, 2001; Best Maiden Work Award, 9th College Student Film Festival of China; Official selection for “Upstream” section of Venice International Film Festival
2004 Kekexili: Mountain Patrol 可可西里 Golden Horse for Best Film, Special Jury Prize at the 17th Tokyo International Film Festival, Best Feature Film Golden Rooster Awards, Best Asian Film at the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards, Rajatha Chakoram for Best Director, Audience Prize, FIPRESCI Critics Prize, International Film Festival of Kerala, 2005, Best Feature Film at Banff Mountain Film Festival, 2005
2009 City of Life and Death 南京!南京! Best film, San Sebastian Festival, 2009 , Achievement in Directing, 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Best Director Award, 4th Asian Film Awards
2012 The Last Supper 王的盛宴

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wong, Edward (2009-05-23). "Showing the Glimmer of Humanity Amid the Atrocities of War". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ a b APA Staff (2005-04-28). "Locked and Loaded: the Imperturbable Lu Chuan". Asia Pacific Arts. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 

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