Yueh Feng

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Griffin Yueh Feng
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Born 1909[1][2] or
July 29, 1910[3]
Shanghai, China
Died July 3, 1999
Hong Kong
Years active 1929-1974

Griffin Yueh Feng (Chinese: 岳枫) (1909 or July 29, 1910 – March 3, 1999) was a Chinese film director and screenwriter who worked in the Cinema of Hong Kong. He worked at the Shaw Brothers Studio's for many years and directed nearly 90 films.

Biography[edit]

Griffin Yueh Feng was born Da Zichun in Shanghai, where he studied at the Asia Photography School, and starred in a film as an extra in 1929. By 1933 he had become a director following some experience as an assistant. In 1949, Yueh relocated to Hong Kong and was employed by the Great Wall Company for some ten years, finally becoming employed as a director at the Shaw Brothers Studio from 1959 where he shot many films between then and 1974 on retiring. He died on July 3, 1999 aged 89.

Awards[edit]

He received numerous nominations throughout his career. He won the Golden Horse Best Screenplay awards for the Bitter Sweet (1963).[4] In the 1990s his films gained much more respect and he was accoladed for his lifetime contribution to Hong Kong and Chinese cinema.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hong Kong Film Programmes Office: "The Writer / Director in Focus II: Griffin Yue Feng"
  2. ^ Yueh Feng at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase
  3. ^ Yueh Feng at Hong Kong Cinemagic
  4. ^ HK Film Archive showcases writer and director Yueh Feng's unique directorial style
  5. ^ Hong Kong Film Programmes Office: Film Screenings: A Forgotten Woman
  6. ^ Hong Kong Film Programmes Office: Film Screenings: Blood Will Tell
  7. ^ 100 Must See Hong Kong Movies: Blood Will Tell
  8. ^ Hong Kong Film Programmes Office: Film Screenings: Golden Lotus

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