Deng Xu is a painter and cinematographer who has loved painting since childhood in China. Several of his paintings have been enrolled in Collections of Classic Paintings of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, considered one of the most prestigious and renowned art academies in the country. Others works are collected by the Liy Hausu Art Museum. In the early years after his graduation from the School of Photography of Beijing Film Academy, he filmed documentaries in Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia and Thailand. In 2019, Mr. Deng worked as a cinematography mentor at the short film training camp of the 13th FIRST Film Festival, noted for its screenings of challenging Chinese cinema. He received his first APSA nomination for Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (2019), which screened at the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week. In the film, Deng and his co-cinematographer utilised slow pans and wide tracking shots that unfold much like the legendary 14th century scroll painting that inspired the film’s title.

Accolades

Yu Ninghui and Deng Xu
Best Cinematography, 2019

Yu Ninghui and Deng Xu

Best Cinematography, 2019

Yu Ninghui and Deng Xu

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (Chun Jiang Shui Nuan)

Born in 1987 in Zhejiang Province and studied at the Beijing Film Academy, cinematographer Yu Ninghui received his first APSA nomination for Dwelling in the…

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Films

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains
2019

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (Chun Jiang Shui Nuan)

People's Republic of China
2019

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (Chun Jiang Shui Nuan)

At her 70th birthday celebration, the aged matriarch of the Yu family celebrates alongside her four sons and their families. At her party, she suffers…

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