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 Fuchun Mountain (2019), which screened at the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week. In the film, Yu and his co-cinematographer Deng Xu capture the changing seasons over a year in a Chinese village from the blistering heat of summer to winter’s bleak chill and everything in between. The pair 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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