Mark Lee Ping Bin

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Mark Lee Ping Bing (李屏賓, born 1954), also known as Mark Lee or Lee Ping Bing, is a critically acclaimed Taiwanese cinematographer Director of Photography, Photographer and author with over 65 films and 21 international awards to his credit including 2 Glory Of The Country Awards from the Government Information Office of Taiwan and the president of Taiwan's Light Of The Cinema Award. Lee began his film career in 1977 and in 1985 he started his prolific moviemaking relationship with Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Known best for his use of natural lighting utilizing real film and graceful camera movement, Lee received the Grand Technical Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 for "In The Mood For Love". A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Lee was honored with nominations by the American Society of Cinematographers' for its 2014 First Annual Spotlight Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the 2012 film Renoir and by the French Academy of Cinema Arts for a 2014 Cesar Award for Best Cinematography also for the movie Renoir.

In 2009, Taiwanese director Chiang Hsiu-chiung and Kwan Pun Leung made a documentary about Mark Lee entitled Let The Wind Carry Me.

In 2010, a book of his photography entitled A Poet of Light and Shadow was published.

Awards[edit]

  • 2010: The Asian Film Award (China), Norwegian Wood — Best Cinematographer
  • 2008: National Award For Arts (Taiwan), Lifetime Achievement
  • 2008 Golden Deer Award Changchun Film Festival Award (China), The Sun Also Rises — Best Cinematography
  • 2006 Japan Academy Prize, Spring Snow — Best Cinematography
  • 2005 The 25th Golden Rooster Award, Letter From An Unknown Woman — Best Cinematography
  • 2005 The 14th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival Award, Letter From An Unknown Woman — Best Cinematography
  • 2001 The New York Film Critics Circle Award, In The Mood For Love — Best Cinematography
  • 2001 American Film Institute Award, In The Mood For Love — Best Cinematography
  • 2001 Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) Award, In The Mood For Love — Best Cinematography (shared 2nd place)
  • 2001 Golden Horse Film Award (Taiwan), Millennium Mambo — Best Cinematography
  • 2001 The Government Information Office of Taiwan, In The Mood For Love — Glory Of The Country Award
  • 2000 Award From The President of Taiwan, In The Mood For Love — The Light Of The Cinema Award
  • 2000 Cannes Film Festival, In The Mood For Love — Grand Technical Prize
  • 2000 Golden Horse Film Award (Taiwan), In The Mood For Love — Best Cinematography
  • 2000 Asia Pacific Film Festival Award (China), In The Mood For Love — Best Cinematography
  • 1995 Golden Horse Film Award (Taiwan), Summer Snow — Best Cinematography
  • 1993 Golden Horse Film Award (Taiwan), The Puppetmaster — Best Cinematography
  • 1988 The Government Information Office of Taiwan, Dust In The Wind Glory Of The Country Award
  • 1986 Three Continents Film Festival Award (France), Dust In The Wind — Best Cinematography
  • 1985 Asia Pacific Film Festival Award (China), Run Away — Best Cinematography*

Nominations[edit]

  • 2005 Golden Horse Film Award (Taiwan), Three Times — Best Cinematography
  • 2002 Hong Kong Film Award, In The Mood For Love — Best Cinematography
  • 1999 Golden Horse Film Award (Taiwan) — Tempting Heart - Best Cinematography
  • 1998 Hong Kong Film Award, Eighteen Springs — Best Cinematography
  • 1990 Asia Pacific Film Festival Award (China), The Dull Ice Flowers — Best Cinematography
  • 1987 Golden Horse Award (Taiwan), Strawman — Best Cinematography
  • 1987 Asia Pacific Film Festival Award (China), Strawman — Best Cinematography

Filmography[edit]

  • 2012: Renoir
  • 2012: Love
  • 2012: Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault
  • 2011: Mural
  • 2010: Once Upon A Time In Tibet
  • 2010: Norwegian wood
  • 2009: Murderer
  • 2009: Air doll
  • 2008: Afterwards
  • 2008: Detours to Paradise
  • 2008: Claustrophobia
  • 2007: Secret
  • 2007: The flight of red balloon
  • 2007: The sun also rises
  • 2007: The matrimony
  • 2006: Spring Snow
  • 2005: Three Times
  • 2004: A Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • 2003: Café Lumière
  • 2002: Spring in a small town
  • 2001: Millennium Mambo
  • 2000: In the mood for love
  • 2000: Days of tomorrow
  • 2000: Vertical ray of the sun
  • 2000: Tempting Heart
  • 1998: Flowers of Shanghai
  • 1997: Eighteen Springs
  • 1996: BuddhaBlessedAmerica
  • 1996: Goodbye south goodbye
  • 1995: Summer snow
  • 1994: Heaven and earth
  • 1993: The puppetmaster
  • 1990: Whampoa Blues
  • 1990: Tiger cage 2
  • 1989: The dull-ice flower
  • 1989: City kids
  • 1988: Runaway Blues
  • 1987: Strawman
  • 1987: Dust in the wind
  • 1985: The time to live and the time to die
  • 1984: Run Away

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