Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2009

Nomination Detail

Winner, Achievement in Cinematography, 2009

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 Love in the Internet Generation (1998). In 2009 he received the San Sebastian Film Festival’s award for Best Cinematography for City of Life and Death.


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