(Zhang Yang, photo: CRIENGLISH.COM/ Liu Bing)
Director: Zhang Yang
Works: Spicy Love Soup (1997), Shower (2000), Quitting (2001), Sunflower (2005)
Born in 1967, Zhang Yang received his BA in Chinese Literature from Zhongshan University (Guangdong Province) in 1988 and continued his study in the Directing Department of the Central Drama Academy in Beijing. After graduating from CDA in 1992, he entered the Beijing Film Studio and is now working for the studio as a director.
2005: "Sunflower" wins awards for Best Director and Best Cinematographer at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
1999: Zhang wins Jury Price at the Toronto International Film Festival.
1999: Zhang wins Best Director at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Also: Best Film in 40th Elluride International Film Festival
Most Popular Film in 29th International Film Festival Rotterdam
"Quitting" won Golden Swing Award at the Bangkok Film Festival.