Friday, October 3, 2008

Huang Jianxin

Huang Jianxin is a Chinese film director. Huang is normally considered part of the fifth generation of Chinese filmmakers , although he distinguished himself by making films focused on urban contemporary life, as opposed to the historical period dramas of his contemporaries.


Huang was born in Xi'an, though his ancestral hometown was in Hebei. He joined the army at age 16, and enrolled in in 1975. Huang entered Xi'an Film Studio after graduation, evolving from editor, script holder, assistant director to vice director. After training at Beijing Film Academy in 1983, he was elevated to director. He is now the manager of 4th production company of China Film Corporation.


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