Chen Kuo-fu

Chen Kuo-fu (born 13 May 1958) is a Taiwanese film director, screenwriter and producer. His film The Personals was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Chen Kuo-fu
Born (1958-05-13) 13 May 1958 (age 63)
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Years active1989-present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese陳國富
Simplified Chinese陈国冨


Born in 1958 Chen worked as a film critic before debuting as a director in 1989 with School Girl. In the 1990s, he continued to explore the female perspective with Treasure Island, The Peony Pavilion (inspired by traditional drama of the same name) and anti-romantic comedy The Personals. The latter, in which a single woman searches for Mr. Right on a series of blind dates, screened in Cannes' Un Certain Regard sidebar and was distributed in Asia, Europe and North America.

In 2000 Chen became the head of the production unit of the Asian branch of Columbia Pictures. Here he accumulated experience in international film making and connections to young Chinese directors such as Feng Xiaogang. With these he would later join Huayi Brothers Media Corporation and continue his works in China.[2]

In 2001 Chen began to concentrate on feature film production beginning with Su Chao-Bin's youth comedy Better Than Sex through his company Nan Fang Film Productions. The following year, he directed and produced the supernatural thriller Double Vision. The film was distributed internationally by co-producer Columbia Pictures.

In 2009 Chen served as an executive producer of China's then highest grossing domestic film of all time, Feng Xiaogang's romantic drama If You Are the One.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Personals". Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2009.
  2. ^ Teng Sue-feng. Translated by David Smith. "Chen Kuo-fu--Back With a "Message". Taiwan Panorama. December 2009.

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