Agricultural worker. (1971-1978) Worked in a textile plant in Shaanxi.
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When I look back at the times I shot artistic movies, I found I learned quite a lot from them. So in the future, I hope to do both - make more personal films which I prefer; and in certain circumstances, I will shoot some other commercial movies like these two [Hero and House of Flying Daggers].
Part of China's Fifth Generation of filmmakers, who began making films after the Cultural Revolution. Others from this group include Chen Kaige
and Jinzhan Zhang
His films often explores the dark side of life in small Chinese rural communities.
Lao MouZi, loosely meaning "old schemer/strategist"