Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke

Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1970-05-24 (52 years old)
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Jia Zhangke (Chinese: 贾樟柯; pinyin: Jiǎ Zhāngkē, born 24 May 1970) is a Chinese film director and screenwriter. He is generally regarded as a leading figure of the "Sixth Generation" movement of Chinese cinema, a group that also includes such figures as Wang Xiaoshuai, Lou Ye, Wang Quan'an and Zhang Yuan.Jia's early films, a loose trilogy based in his home province of Shanxi, were made outside of China's state-run film bureaucracy, and therefore are considered "underground" films. Beginning in 2004, Jia's status in his own country rose when he was allowed to direct his fourth feature film, The World, with state approval.Jia's films have received critical praise and have been recognized internationally, notably winning the Venice Film Festival's top award Golden Lion for Still Life. NPR critic John Powers praised him as "(perhaps) the most important filmmaker working in the world today."

Early Life

Jia Zhangke was born in Fenyang, Shanxi, China. His interest in film began in the early 1990s, as an art student at the Shanxi University in Taiyuan. On a lark, Jia attended a screening of Chen Kaige's Yellow Earth. The film, according to Jia, was life changing, and convinced the young man that he wanted to be a director.: 185 Jia would eventually make it to China's prestigious Beijing Film Academy in 1993, as a film theory major, giving him access to both western and eastern classics, as well as an extensive film library.: 185

Filmography

All 66

Movies 65

Director 30

Producer 17

Self 7

TV shows 1

不要回答 (2022)

不要回答 (2022)

TV show
Executive Producer
Heaven and Hell (2022)

Heaven and Hell (2022)

Movie
Director
Peacock, Peacock (2022)

Peacock, Peacock (2022)

Movie
Producer
White Building (2021)

White Building (2021)

Movie
The Great Director (2021)

The Great Director (2021)

Movie
Co-Producer
Memoria (2021)

Memoria (2021)

Movie
6
Director
Close-Up (2021)

Close-Up (2021)

Movie
Self / Interviewer
Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (2021)

Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (2021)

Movie
Executive Producer
Tracing Her Shadow (2021)

Tracing Her Shadow (2021)

Movie
Keep Rolling (2021)

Keep Rolling (2021)

Movie
Executive Producer
他们的生活 (2021)

他们的生活 (2021)

Movie
Self
Citizen Kitano (2020)

Citizen Kitano (2020)

Movie
Producer
A Song for You (2020)

A Song for You (2020)

Movie
Coal Mine Owner
The Best is Yet to Come (2020)

The Best is Yet to Come (2020)

Movie
Actor
Visit (2020)

Visit (2020)

Movie
Executive Producer
The Calming (2020)

The Calming (2020)

Movie
Executive Producer
Neighbors (2019)

Neighbors (2019)

Movie
Director
The Bucket (2019)

The Bucket (2019)

Movie
Director
Ash Is Purest White (2018)

Ash Is Purest White (2018)

Movie
Production Executive
Dead Pigs (2018)

Dead Pigs (2018)

Movie
Director
Where Has Time Gone? (2017)

Where Has Time Gone? (2017)

Movie
Producer
One Night on the Wharf (2017)

One Night on the Wharf (2017)

Movie
Director / Writer
Revive (2017)

Revive (2017)

Movie
Producer
Still Born (2017)

Still Born (2017)

Movie
Executive Producer
Life After Life (2017)

Life After Life (2017)

Movie
Actor
The Hedonists (2016)

The Hedonists (2016)

Movie
Director
Mountains May Depart (2015)

Mountains May Depart (2015)

Movie
1
About Cinema (2015)

About Cinema (2015)

Movie
Producer
K (2015)

K (2015)

Movie
Director
Smog Journeys (2015)

Smog Journeys (2015)

Movie
Producer
Fidaï (2014)

Fidaï (2014)

Movie
Self
Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang (2014)

Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang (2014)

Movie
Self
Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema (2014)

Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema (2014)

Movie
Su Mi's Uncle
The Continent (2014)

The Continent (2014)

Movie
6.67
Director
A Touch of Sin (2013)

A Touch of Sin (2013)

Movie
6
Director
Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013)

Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013)

Movie
Producer
Forgetting to Know You (2013)

Forgetting to Know You (2013)

Movie
Director
3.11 A Sense of Home (2011)

3.11 A Sense of Home (2011)

Movie
Director
Yulu (2011)

Yulu (2011)

Movie
Producer
Mr. Tree (2011)

Mr. Tree (2011)

Movie
Director / Screenplay
I Wish I Knew (2010)

I Wish I Knew (2010)

Movie
Director
Remembrance (2008)

Remembrance (2008)

Movie
Director
Stories on Human Rights (2008)

Stories on Human Rights (2008)

Movie
Director
Black Breakfast (2008)

Black Breakfast (2008)

Movie
Director
24 City (2008)

24 City (2008)

Movie
Director
Cry Me a River (2008)

Cry Me a River (2008)

Movie
Director
Our Ten Years (2007)

Our Ten Years (2007)

Movie
Director
Useless (2007)

Useless (2007)

Movie
Himself
Xiao Jia Going Home (2007)

Xiao Jia Going Home (2007)

Movie
Director
Dong (2006)

Dong (2006)

Movie
Director
Still Life (2006)

Still Life (2006)

Movie
6
Actor
Karmic Mahjong (2006)

Karmic Mahjong (2006)

Movie
Producer
Walking on the Wild Side (2006)

Walking on the Wild Side (2006)

Movie
Director
The World (2004)

The World (2004)

Movie
Associate Producer
All Tomorrow's Parties (2003)

All Tomorrow's Parties (2003)

Movie
Jia Zhangke
My Camera Doesn’t Lie (2003)

My Camera Doesn’t Lie (2003)

Movie
Himself
Shiny Stars, Rusty Red (2003)

Shiny Stars, Rusty Red (2003)

Movie
Director
Unknown Pleasures (2002)

Unknown Pleasures (2002)

Movie
Director
Platform (2001)

Platform (2001)

Movie
4
Director
In Public (2001)

In Public (2001)

Movie
Director
The Condition of Dogs (2001)

The Condition of Dogs (2001)

Movie
Director
Pickpocket (1997)

Pickpocket (1997)

Movie
Director
Xiao Shan Going Home (1995)

Xiao Shan Going Home (1995)

Movie
Director / Screenplay
In the Qing Dynasty

In the Qing Dynasty

Movie
Actor
Pseudo Idealist

Pseudo Idealist

Movie
Artist 1994

Artist 1994

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.85
Based on 64 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
1995
2007
2014
2010
2022

Information

Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1970-05-24 (52 years old)

Place of birth
Fenyang, People's Republic of China

Spouse
Zhao Tao

Citizenships
People's Republic of China

Also known as
贾樟柯, Zhangke Jia , Zhang Ke Jia, Jia Zhang-Ke, 지아장커

Awards
Asian Film Award for Best Director, Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize, Best Screenplay Award (Cannes Film Festival), Carrosse d'or, Prince Claus Award, Golden Lion

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