City of Life and Death is the second film on which Cao Yu has collaborated with director Lu Chuan. He was the cinematographer for Chuan’s 2004 film, Kekexili: Mountain Patrol, which was widely acclaimed and received both a Golden Horse and a Golden Rooster Award for Best Feature Film. Cao Yu’s credits include Run Away (2001) and Chicken Poets (2002). In 2009, he received the San Sebastian Film Festival’s award for Best Cinematography for City of Life and Death.

Films

City of Life and Death
2009

City of Life and Death (Nanjing! Nanjing!)

People's Republic of China
2009

City of Life and Death (Nanjing! Nanjing!)

China, December 1937. The country is at war with Japan. Beijing and Shanghai have already fallen. Japanese troops arrive at the doors of the capital,…

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