Gu Changwei

Director of photography, Cameraman
Gu quickly established himself as a preeminent cinematographer, not only in his native China, but also internationally. He has lensed films for two of China's most famous and talented Fifth Generation filmmakers, Zhang ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1956 in China

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (5)

Guizi Lai Le 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hurlyburly 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Last Chance Love 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

In the Heat of the Sun 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Life on a String 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Producer (2)

Beautiful 2012 2011 (Movie)

("Long Tou") (Producer)

Kong que 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (2)

Beautiful 2012 2011 (Movie)

("Long Tou") (Director)

Kong que 2005 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (2)

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

King of the Children 1988 (Movie)

Secretary Wu (Actor)

Biography

Gu quickly established himself as a preeminent cinematographer, not only in his native China, but also internationally. He has lensed films for two of China's most famous and talented Fifth Generation filmmakers, Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige, on an impressive assortment of works. These include "Red Sorghum" (1987), "Life on a String" (1991) and "Farewell My Concubine" (1993), which earned Gu an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography. His projects generally display a rich and complicated use of color and strikingly formalist compositions.

EDUCATION

Beijing Film Academy

Beijing

Milestones

2000

Shot "Autumn in New York"

1998

Teamed with Robert Altman on "The Gingerbread Man"

1993

Shot "Farewell My Concubine"

1990

Served as director of photography on "Ju Dou"

Earliest films include "Red Sorghum" (1987) and "The Magic Braid" (1986)

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