Jia Zhangke

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Birthday
24, 1970
Birthplace
Fenyang, China
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1970 (age 48)
Birthplace
Fenyang, China

About

Director of the film Still Life, which won the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion Award in 2006.

Before Fame

He majored in Film Theory at the Beijing Film Academy and created a trilogy of films based in his home province of Shanxi.

Trivia

His success operating outside of China's state-run film bureaucracy led NPR film critic John Powers to name him as one of the most important filmmakers of his generation. He was a leading figure of China's Sixth Generation of cinema.

Family Life

He married actress Tao Zhao in January 2012.

Associated With

His 2008 film 24 City featured actress Joan Chen of The Last Emperor fame.