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LOU YE



Director, writer and producer LOU YE (1965, Shanghai) studied at the Shanghai Fine Arts School and the Beijing Film Academy. His debut, WEEKEND LOVER, won the Fassbinder Prize for best director at the 1996 Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival. Well-received internationally, SUZHOU RIVER earned Lou a 2-year filmmaking ban after it screened in Rotterdam without official permission. PURPLE BUTTERFLY screened in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, as did SUMMER PALACE. Again, conflict with the Chinese authorities, resulted in a five-year ban. SPRING FEVER, shot secretly in Nanjing, screened in Competition at Cannes (2009) where it won the award for Best Screenplay.

Selected Filmography
2011 LOVE AND BRUISES
2009áCHUN FENG CHEN ZUI DE YE WAN (Spring Fever)
2006 YIHE YUAN (Summer Palace)
2003 ZI HUDIE (Purple Butterfly)
2000 SUZHOU HE (Suzhou River)