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Hou Yong (Chinese: 侯咏; born 1960) is a Chinese filmmaker and cinematographer. He is perhaps best known for his collaboration with director Zhang Yimou, though he has worked with many of China's major directors. Like some of Zhang's other cinematographers (notably Lü Yue, whom Hou replaced), Hou has also moved into the directing world. In 2004, he directed Jasmine Women starring Zhang Ziyi.

Hou Yong
Born1960 (age 58–59)
OccupationCinematographer, film director
AwardsShanghai-Special Jury Award
2004 Jasmine WomenGolden Rooster AwardsBest Cinematography
1987 Sun Yatsen
1989 Evening Bell
1997 The Opium War

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese侯詠
Simplified Chinese侯咏

Hou began his career after graduating from the Beijing Film Academy in 1982 in the same class as Fifth Generation directors Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, and Tian Zhuangzhuang. Hou's early career was spent mainly on Fifth Generation projects, notably those of Tian, and Wu Ziniu. By the late 1990s, Hou began collaborating with Zhang Yimou for a series of films during Zhang's realist period.



As cinematographerEdit

Year English Title Chinese Title Director Notes
1984 September 九月 Tian Zhuangzhuang
1985 On the Hunting Ground 猎场扎撒 Tian Zhuangzhuang
1986 The Horse Thief 盗马贼 Tian Zhuangzhuang With Zhao Fei
1987 Sun Yatsen 孙中山 Ding Yinnan
1988 Evening Bell 晚钟 Wu Ziniu
1993 The Blue Kite 蓝风筝 Tian Zhuangzhuang
1994 The Day the Sun Turned Cold 天国逆子 Yim Ho
1995 Don't Cry, Nanking 南京大屠杀
Wu Ziniu
1996 The Strangers in Beijing 混在北京 He Qun
1997 The Opium War 鸦片战争 Xie Jin
1998 Lani Loa - The Passage 我的血腥婚礼 Sherwood Hu
1999 Not One Less 一个都不能少 Zhang Yimou
1999 The Road Home 我的父亲母亲 Zhang Yimou
2000 Happy Times 幸福时光 Zhang Yimou
2002 Hero 英雄 Zhang Yimou With Christopher Doyle
2004 Manhole 我为谁狂 Chen Daming
2006 Prince of the Himalayas 喜马拉雅王子 Sherwood Hu

As directorEdit

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
1991 Sky is Bleeding 天出血
2004 Jasmine Women 茉莉花开
2007 The Great Revival 卧薪尝胆 TV series
2008 The One Man Olympics 一个人的奥林匹克
2019 Monarch Industry 帝凰业 TV series

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