One of China’s leading cinematographers since the 1980s, Lu Yue has worked alongside directors including Zhang Yimou, John Woo and Feng Xiaogang and on the directorial debuts of filmmakers including Joan Chen. In 1996, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Zhang Yimou’s Shanghai Triad. In 2009, he won China’s prestigious Golden Rooster award for his breakthrough cinematography on Feng Xiaogang’s Assembly and most recently for Back to 1942. Lu is also active as a director with his most recent film, The Obscure (2007), invited to screen at the Venice Film Festival.

Films

If You Are the One
2009

If You Are the One (Fei Cheng Wu Rao)

People's Republic of China, Hong Kong (PRC)
2009

If You Are the One (Fei Cheng Wu Rao)

Qin Fen (Ge) returns to China in his late forties after many years overseas. He did not earn any type of degree while he was…

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Aftershock
2010

Aftershock (Tangshan dadizheng)

People's Republic of China, Hong Kong (PRC)
2010

Aftershock (Tangshan dadizheng)

Tangshan, 1976. Seven-year-old twins are buried under the rubble of the devastating earthquake. The rescue team explains to their mother, Li Yuanni, that freeing either…

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Back to 1942
2013

Back to 1942 (Yi Jiu Si Er)

People's Republic of China
2013

Back to 1942 (Yi Jiu Si Er)

The film is set in Henan, China in the winter of 1942, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Master Fan is a wealthy landlord in a…

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