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70 Directors for Venice 70

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Born in Hong Kong in 1962, he is a leading figure in the Asian film industry: very few of his colleagues have been as successful as he has in merging art and entertainment with commercial and critical success. Founder of the United Filmmakers Organization (UFO), as a producer he has released a string of box office hits, such as Tian mi mi (Comrades, Almost a Love Story, 1997). He made his directorial debut with Seung sing gusi (Alan And Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye) in 1991, which was awarded Best Film of the Year by the Director’s Guild in Hong Kong. In 1999 Chan came to Hollywood to direct the film The Love Letter starring Kate Capshaw. The following year he founded another production company, Applause Pictures, which focused on the collaboration between pan-Asian directors. His musical Ru guo ai (Perhaps Love, 2005) was the closing film of the 2005 Venice Film Festival and was selected to represent Hong Kong at the Academy Awards. His later films include Tau ming chong (The Warlords, 2007), Wu Xia (Dragon, 2011), the only film in the Chinese language to be invited to the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2011, and his latest film, American Dreams in China (2013).
2005 – Ru guo ai (Perhaps Love) – Out of Competition (director)

2012 - Venezia 69 (member)


70 Directors for Venice 70