Zhang at the 15th Busan International Film Festival
|Chinese name||张艺谋 (simplified)|
2 April 1950 |
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
|Occupation||Film director, producer, cinematographer and actor|
|Spouse(s)||Xiao Hua (肖华) (m. 1978–88)
Chen Ting (陈婷) (m. 2011)
This is my first wuxia movie and I must consider this before trying to make something with my own.
The so-called commercialism includes elements like story, plots, rhythms and large big scenes.
I'm not Ang Lee who knows so much about western market and the taste of western audiences.
I hope before I am getting too old and when my mind is still functioning, I can tell some better stories.
To do art, one thing should always remember - subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.
Under the big political umbrella, a man is just like a leaf in the ocean, with no control of his destiny and does not have any choice.
Now a movie with 30 million returns would be something very incredible and the producer can only get 10 to 15 million. This is only 100 thousands US dollars. This is not enough!
People have become shallower. They view spending, entertaining, seeking leisure and enjoying as the main objectives of their life.
Only people have been through that miserable time will recall the pass from their deep memory.