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Kaige Chen was born on August 12, 1952 in Beijing, China. He is a director and writer, known for Farewell My Concubine (1993), Yellow Earth (1984) and Forever Enthralled (2008). He has been married to Hong Chen since 1996. They have two children. See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 47 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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(1993)
Yellow Earth Director
(1984)
(2008)
(2002)

Filmography

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 2022 Water Gate Bridge (uncredited)
 2020 Shuzhen (Short)
 2019 My People, My Country (segment "The Guiding Star") / (general director)
 2016 China's Megatomb Revealed (TV Movie documentary)
 2010 Sacrifice
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Zhanxiou Village")
 2005 The Promise
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "100 Flowers Hidden Deep")
 1984 Qiang xing qi fei (TV Series)
 1984 Yellow Earth
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Other Works:

Directed the music video for Duran Duran's "Do You Believe in Shame" (1989) See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chen Kai Ge | Chen Kaige

Spouse:

Hong Chen  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

It's been a question mark for a long time. How can I make a film for both a Chinese audience and a western audience? Will they receive the film in the same way? I don't think I can do that. With the cultural difference between East and West, I cannot make everyone happy. But the only thing I knew that I could only follow my heart, to tell a story from my heart. That's the priority instead of ... See more »

Trivia:

Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1993. See more »

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