Agricultural worker. (1971-1978) Worked in a textile plant in Shaanxi.
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The Cultural Revolution was a very special period of Chinese history, unique in the world. It was part of my youth. It happened between when I was 16 and when I was 26. During those 10 years, I witnessed so many terrible and tragic things. For many years, I have wanted to make movies about that period - to discuss the suffering and to talk about fate and human relationships in a world which ...
Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1993
His films often explores the dark side of life in small Chinese rural communities.
Lao MouZi, loosely meaning "old schemer/strategist"