Yu Lik-wai

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yu.
Nelson Yu Lik-wai
Chinese name 余力爲 (traditional)
Chinese name 余力为 (simplified)
Pinyin Yú Lìwéi (Mandarin)
Jyutping Yu4 Lik6 Wai4 (Cantonese)
Born (1966-08-12) 12 August 1966 (age 47)
Hong Kong
Occupation Cinematographer, director, producer
Years active 1990s-present

Yu Lik-wai (simplified Chinese: 余力为; traditional Chinese: 余力爲; pinyin: Yú Lìwéi; Jyutping: Yu4 Lik6 Wai4; born August 12, 1966 in Hong Kong) (sometimes credited as Nelson Yu Lik-wai or simply, Nelson Yu) is a Hong Kong cinematographer, film director, and occasional film producer. Born in Hong Kong, Yu was educated at Belgium's INSAS (Institut National Superieur des Arts de Spectacle) where he graduated with a degree in cinematography in 1994.[1] Yu has become a mainstay in both the cinemas of China (where he is perhaps best known for his collaborations with director Jia Zhangke) and Hong Kong.

Yu has served as director of photography for nearly all of Chinese director Jia Zhangke's films, and along with Jia, the two men founded their own independent film production company, Xstream Pictures.

He has been announced as a member of the jury for the Cinéfoundation and Short Films sections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Filmography[edit]

As cinematographer[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Director
1997 Xiao Wu 小武 Jia Zhangke
1999 Ordinary Heroes 千言万语 Ann Hui
2000 Platform 站台 Jia Zhangke
2001 In Public 公共场所 Jia Zhangke
2002 Unknown Pleasures 任逍遙 Jia Zhangke
2004 The World 世界 Jia Zhangke
2006 Still Life 三峡好人 Jia Zhangke
2006 Dong Jia Zhangke
2006 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt 姨妈的后现代生活 Ann Hui
2007 Getting Home 落叶归根 Zhang Yang
2007 Useless 无用 Jia Zhangke
2008 24 City 二十四城记 Jia Zhangke
2010 I Wish I Knew 海上传奇 Jia Zhangke
2010 Dream Home 维多利亚壹号 Pang Ho-cheung
2011 Sauna on Moon 嫦娥 Zou Peng
2011 Love and Bruises Lou Ye
2011 A Simple Life 桃姐 Ann Hui
2013 A Touch of Sin 天注定 Jia Zhangke

As director[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
1996 Neon Goddesses 美丽的魂魄 Documentary
1999 Love Will Tear Us Apart 天上人间 Entered at Cannes.[3]
2003 All Tomorrow's Parties 明日天涯
2008 Plastic City 荡寇

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Still Life pressbook". New Yorker Films. Retrieved 2008-03-08. [dead link]
  2. ^ "The Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Love Will Tear Us Apart". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 

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