Cai Shangjun

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Cai Shangjun
Cai Shangjun01.jpg
Born1967
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
AwardsFIPRESCI Prize (Pusan)
2007 The Red Awn
Golden Alexander
2007 The Red Awn
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
2017 The Conformist

References[edit]

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

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