In 1986, Zhang Yang was admitted to the Chinese Department of Sun Yat sen University. He was transferred to the director department of the Central Academy of drama because of the admission of cut in students from grade 87 of the Central Academy of drama. In 1992, he was assigned to Beijing Film Studio as director after graduation.
In 1997, he directed his first film "love spicy hot", CO starring Gao Yuanyuan and Xu Jinglei. The film shows the love life of contemporary city people. Zhang Yang also won the best director's maiden work award of the 18th Golden Rooster Award of China Film and the best director award of the 5th Beijing University Students Film Festival.
In 1999, he directed the plot film "bathing" with an ordinary old bathhouse in Beijing as the background. This film reflects the family relationship of neighborhood, father, son and brother. He won the best director award of the 47th St. Sebastian International Film Festival for this film. At the same time, the film has also been selected into many film festivals such as Rotterdam International Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival.
In 2001, he directed the plot film yesterday, which won the special award for best art exploration in the 9th Beijing University Film Festival and the golden wing Award for best film in the 4th Bangkok International Film Festival. In 2002, he co starred with Xu Jinglei and Geng le in the plot movie subway to spring.
In 2005, he directed sunflower, a family movie co starred by Chen Chong and Sun Haiying, which reflects the ups and downs of the whole society in three times through the vision of an ordinary family. He won the best director award of the 53rd St. Sebastian International Film Festival for his film.
In 2007, he directed the road movie "fallen leaves return to their roots" co starred by Zhao Benshan and Song Dandan. The film won the Grand View unit of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival Catholic humanitarian spirit award and the best film award of the 44th Golden Horse Award of Taiwan film.
On July 2, 2010, the commercial film "driverless" was released for the first time, with the theme of urban love. On May 8, 2012, his youth inspirational film "flying over the old people's home" was released. With this film, he was shortlisted for the best director award of the 11th China Changchun Film Festival and the annual director award of the 4th China Film Directors Association. In the same year, he directed the micro film "old people's wish", which was jointly performed by Wang Luodan, Zhang Yi and Wu Tianming. This film is the prequel of the film "flying over the old people's home".
In 2013, he directed the documentary short film "living elsewhere", which is the final work of the "counter attack" series of micro films in the first season of the youth director support program. The film records Dali's life picture in a plain and moving way and describes the artist's living situation.
In 2014, he directed the public welfare micro film voice in the mountains. In 2015, he was the producer of the youth comedy "my friends", which was directed by Huo Meng. In 2016, he was the producer of the love movie "love spicy hot for life".
On June 20, 2017, gangren Bozi, a pseudo documentary directed by him, was released, CO starring nimazadui, Yang Pei and srangzhuoga, which won the best picture award of the 2nd Italian Chinese Film Festival; on August 18, soul on the leather rope, a literary film directed by him, was released, which was adapted from two short stories by zasidava.
Take part in the film
On October 20, 2015, Zhang Yang served as vice president of the 6th China Film Directors Association.
Award winning record
Zhang Yang is good at narrating and expressing the theme of people's family life in movies (Sina entertainment review).
In his films, he shows the changes of Chinese society and records the mental journey of a generation (International online review).
His films bring the audience a direct head up feeling with the civilian cultural vision, thus building a real civilian culture of Chinese social life. The narrative angle of the work is ordinary and small, but it just captures the angle with artistic expression power in daily life and can reflect the breath of life. The characters are mainly set up by ordinary citizens, far away from the earth shaking heroes, and different from the over marginalized images of low-level characters, which create a group of small characters with distinctive character and full image. On the whole, his works are steady and not appropriate sensitive, which highly generalizes the cultural perspective of civilians (review of Journal of Chengdu University).
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