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Chen Kaige
陈凯歌
Born August 12, 1952 (1952-08-12) (age 55)
Beijing, China
Spouse(s) Chen Hong

Chen Kaige (simplified Chinese: 陈凯歌; traditional Chinese: 陳凱歌; pinyin: Chén Kǎigē; Wade-Giles: Ch'en K'ai-ko) (born August 12, 1952) is a Chinese film director. is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... “Peking” redirects here. ... Chen Hong (陈红; born December 13, 1968, Jiangxi, China) is the Chinese actress. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... This page lists the winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language and Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film for each year, in addition to the retired earlier versions of those awards. ... Farewell My Concubine is a 1993 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige which depicts the effects of various Chinese political turmoils during the 20th century on a Peking opera troupe. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

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Early life

Chen Kaige was born in Beijing, and grew up with fellow Fifth Generation alumnus Tian Zhuangzhuang as a childhood friend. During the Cultural Revolution, Chen joined the Red Guards. As a teenage member of the Red Guards, Chen, like many other youths, denounced his own father, a fateful decision he eventually learned to regret. Indeed, this period of his life continues to influence much of his work today, notably in the unblinking depictions of the Cultural Revolution in Farewell My Concubine, and in the father-son relationship in Together.[1] With the end of the Cultural Revolution, Chen, in 1978 joined the Beijing Film Academy, where he graduated from in 1982 as part of the so-called Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers. “Peking” redirects here. ... The history of Chinese language cinema has three separate threads of development: Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of China, and Cinema of Taiwan. ... Tian Zhuangzhuang (田壯壯, born in 1952 in Beijing, China) is a Chinese film director. ... The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution [1] in the Peoples Republic of China was a struggle for power within the Communist Party of China that manifested into wide-scale social, political, and economic chaos, which grew to include large sections of Chinese society and eventually brought the entire country to... Red Guards refer to socialist or communist militia formed to instigate, support, or defend communist revolutions. ... Farewell My Concubine is a 1993 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige which depicts the effects of various Chinese political turmoils during the 20th century on a Peking opera troupe. ... Together (Chinese: ) is a 2002 Chinese drama film directed by Chen Kaige and starring Tang Yun, Liu Peiqi and Wang Zhiwen. ... Beijing Film Academy (北京电影学院; pinyin: Běijīng Diànyìng Xuéyuàn; abbreviated BFA) is a prestigious film school located in Beijing, China. ...


Directorial career

His films are known for their visual flair and epic storytelling. His first movie, Yellow Earth (1984), is one of his most famous and important works. Together with Zhang Yimou as cinematographer, the film established itself as one of the most important works of Fifth Generation filmmaking; though simple, its powerful visual imagery and elliptical storytelling style strongly influenced contemporary Chinese filmmaking. The Big Parade (1986) and King of Children (1987) expanded on his filmic vocabulary and are often seen together with Yellow Earth as an early informal trilogy. Early in 1989, he did further experimenting in a music video for the song "Do You Believe In Shame" by Duran Duran. Later that year, he made Life on a String, a highly esoteric movie which uses mythical allegory and lush scenery to tell the story of a blind er-hu musician and his student. Yellow Earth (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a 1984 Chinese drama film. ... Zhang Yimou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ;  ) (born November 14, 1951) is an internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker and one-time cinematographer. ... A Cameraman-Reporter during a MINUSTAH mission in 2007 (Photo: Patrick-André Perron A cinematographer is one photographing with a motion picture camera (the art and science of which is known as cinematography). ... The Big Parade is a 1925 silent film which tells the story of an idle rich boy who is shipped off to France to fight World War I, becomes friends with two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Do You Believe In Shame? is the 19th single by Duran Duran. ... Duran Duran are an English pop group notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Life on a String is an album by performance artist Laurie Anderson, released in 2001 on Nonesuch Records. ... For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... Allegory of Music by Filippino Lippi. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


His most famous film in the West, Farewell My Concubine (1993), nominated for two Academy Awards and winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival, follows two Beijing opera stars through decades of change in China during the twentieth century. Chen followed up the unprecedented success of Farewell My Concubine with Temptress Moon (1996), another period drama starring Gong Li. Though it was well received by most critics, it did not achieve the accolades that Concubine did, and many were put off by the film's convoluted plot line. Almost as famous is his The Emperor and the Assassin (1999), an epic involving the legendary King of Qin and the reluctant assassin who aims to kill him. But Kaige doesn't limit himself to epics, in 2002, Chen made his first, and to-date only English-language film, Killing Me Softly, a thriller starring Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes, though it proved to be both a critical and popular disappointment. His more recent Together (2002) is an intimate film about a young violinist and his father. In 2005, he directed The Promise, which sees him returning to the historical epic. Farewell My Concubine is a 1993 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige which depicts the effects of various Chinese political turmoils during the 20th century on a Peking opera troupe. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... A female Beijing opera performer with traditional costume and makeup A male Beijing opera performer Beijing opera or Peking opera (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a form of Chinese opera which arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. ... Temptress Moon (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a 1996 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige, and was jointly produced by the Shanghai Film Studio and the Taipei-based Tomson Films. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Gong Gong Li (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born December 31, 1965) is a Chinese film actress. ... DVD case cover. ... This article is about the year. ... The monarch known now as Qin Shi Huang (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chin Shih-huang) (November / December 260 BCE – September 10, 210 BCE), personal name Yíng Zhèng, was king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 BCE to 221 BCE (officially still under the Zhou Dynasty... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Killing Me Softly is a 2002 film directed by Chen Kaige and starring Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes. ... For the author, see Heather Graham Pozzessere. ... Joseph Alberic Fiennes (IPA: ) (born May 27, 1970) is an English film and stage actor. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Promise (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Limitless) is an epic fantasy movie directed by Chen Kaige and starring Jang Dong-gun, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse. ...


Chen has also acted in several films, including Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987) and his own The Emperor and the Assassin and Together. For the rapper, see Last Emperor. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


Personal life

In 1996, he married actress Chen Hong. Chen Hong (陈红; born December 13, 1968, Jiangxi, China) is the Chinese actress. ...


Filmography

As director

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
1984 Yellow Earth 黃土地
1986 The Big Parade 大阅兵
1987 King of Children 孩子王
1991 Life on a String 边走边唱
1993 Farewell My Concubine 霸王别姬
1996 Temptress Moon 风月
1999 The Emperor and the Assassin 荊柯刺秦王
2002 Killing Me Softly
2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet Segment 100 Flowers Hidden Deep
2002 Together 和你在一起 Silver Seashell (San Sebastián International Film Festival) for Best Director, 2002
2005 The Promise 无极
2008 Mei Lanfang 梅兰芳

// Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Yellow Earth (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a 1984 Chinese drama film. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Farewell My Concubine is a 1993 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige which depicts the effects of various Chinese political turmoils during the 20th century on a Peking opera troupe. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Temptress Moon (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a 1996 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige, and was jointly produced by the Shanghai Film Studio and the Taipei-based Tomson Films. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... DVD case cover. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Killing Me Softly is a 2002 film directed by Chen Kaige and starring Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Ten minutes older is a 2002 film project resulting in two different films called The Trumpet and The Cello. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Together (Chinese: ) is a 2002 Chinese drama film directed by Chen Kaige and starring Tang Yun, Liu Peiqi and Wang Zhiwen. ... The Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival is an annual FIAPF A category film festival which originated in 1953 and is held in the Spanish town of San Sebastián (officially Donostia-San Sebastián). ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... The Promise (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Limitless) is an epic fantasy movie directed by Chen Kaige and starring Jang Dong-gun, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4...

As actor

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1987 The Last Emperor Captain of Imperial Guard
1999 The Emperor and the Assassin 荊柯刺秦王 Lü Buwei
2002 Together 和你在一起 Yu Shifeng

// May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... For the rapper, see Last Emperor. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... DVD case cover. ... Lü Buwei (Chinese: 呂不韋; pinyin: lǚ bù wéi) - according to Chinese beliefs, he was the real father of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, Ying Zheng(贏政). The story that he was the real father came about because Qin Shi Huangs mother, the queen, was originally a concubine... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Together (Chinese: ) is a 2002 Chinese drama film directed by Chen Kaige and starring Tang Yun, Liu Peiqi and Wang Zhiwen. ...

As writer

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
1984 Yellow Earth 黃土地
1991 Life on a String 边走边唱
1996 Temptress Moon 风月
1999 The Emperor and the Assassin 荊柯刺秦王
2002 Together 和你在一起
2005 The Promise 无极

// Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Yellow Earth (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a 1984 Chinese drama film. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Temptress Moon (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a 1996 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige, and was jointly produced by the Shanghai Film Studio and the Taipei-based Tomson Films. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... DVD case cover. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Together (Chinese: ) is a 2002 Chinese drama film directed by Chen Kaige and starring Tang Yun, Liu Peiqi and Wang Zhiwen. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... The Promise (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Limitless) is an epic fantasy movie directed by Chen Kaige and starring Jang Dong-gun, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse. ...

As producer

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
2002 Together 和你在一起

This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Together (Chinese: ) is a 2002 Chinese drama film directed by Chen Kaige and starring Tang Yun, Liu Peiqi and Wang Zhiwen. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Leonard Klady (2003). Interview - Chen Kaige. Movie City News. Retrieved on 2007-04-23.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

The history of Chinese language cinema has three separate threads of development: Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of China, and Cinema of Taiwan. ... Zhang Yimou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ;  ) (born November 14, 1951) is an internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker and one-time cinematographer. ... Tian Zhuangzhuang (田壯壯, born in 1952 in Beijing, China) is a Chinese film director. ...

External links

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  • They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
  • Chen Kaige at the Internet Movie Database
  • Chen Kaige: "Freedom Above All Else"
  • Chen Kaige -- Star of Chinese Fifth-Generation Cinema Directors

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Chen Kaige - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (513 words)
Chen Kaige (Simplified Chinese: 陈凯歌; Traditional Chinese: 陳凱歌; Hanyu Pinyin: Chén Kǎigē; Wade-Giles: Ch'en K'ai-ko) (born August 12, 1952) is a famous Chinese film director.
But Kaige doesn't limit himself to epics, in 2002, Chen made his first, and to-date only English-language film, Killing Me Softly, a thriller starring Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes, though it proved to be both a critical and popular dissapointment.
Chen has also acted in several films, including Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987) and his own The Emperor and the Assassin.
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Chen Kaige found inspiration for the script in a reality TV episode centered around the big-city odyssey of a father-son duo.
What intrigued Chen was the dynamics between a father who is overly solicitous of his offspring's talents and a son who wants to explore other career paths.
We must assume that Chen Kaige, of all people, was also drawn to the parallels with present-day China -- a communist regime that has been forced to embrace capitalism in order to preserve its authority and influence.
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