Lu Xuechang is a sixth generation . One of a new crop of talented filmmakers, Lu has directed four feature films beginnign with his debut, ''The Making of Steel'' in 1997.
Like many of his present-day peers, critics have seen elements of foreign filmmakers in Lu's work with Lu himself claiming to enjoy Italian cinema . Also like his peers, however, Lu has had his share of run-ins with the censors. ''The Making of Steel'' for example, was recut six times before it was allowed to be screened.