Friday, October 3, 2008

He Jianjun

He Jianjun is a Chinese film director and screenwriter. A graduate of the Beijing Film Academy, He is considered a leading voice in the so-called "Sixth Generation." He Jianjun began his career under the apprenticeship of some of the Fifth Generation's major figures, notably Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, and Tian Zhuangzhuang.

He would serve as the assistant director in Zhang's ''Raise the Red Lantern'' , and Tian's ''The Blue Kite'', as well as a screenwriter for Chen Kaige's ''King of the Children'' , before his debut film, ''Red Beads'', was released in 1993 to strong reviews in the west, winning a FIPRESCI award in the 1993 International Film Festival Rotterdam.


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