Wu Yigong (Chinese: 吴贻弓; December 1, 1938 – September 14, 2019) was a Chinese film director and producer.

Wu Yigong
Born(1938-12-01)December 1, 1938
Died14 September 2019 (aged 80)
OccupationFilm director, film producer
Years active1980s–2019
AwardsGolden Rooster AwardsBest Director
1983 My Memories of Old Beijing

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese吳貽弓
Simplified Chinese吴贻弓


Born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Wu Yigong enrolled in the directing department of the Beijing Film Academy in 1956. After graduation in 1960, he was appoint as director assistant in Shanghai Haiyan Film Factory.[1]

His first solo film, My Memories of Old Beijing (城南旧事), won the 3rd Golden Rooster Award for best director. His other films include Evening Rain (巴山夜雨) (1st Golden Rooster Award for best motion picture) (co-directed with Wu Yonggang), The Tribulations of a Young Master (少爷的磨难), and A Confucius Family (阙里人家), among others.

Wu served as the president of the Shanghai Film Studio, as well as the general manager of the General Shanghai Film Corporation and the president of the Shanghai Film Bureau.[1]

He joined CPC in June 1985, and was an alternate member of 14th and 15th Central Committees of Communist Party of China.[citation needed]

Yigong died on 14 September 2019, aged 80.[2]


  1. ^ a b Zhang, Yingjin & Xiao, Zhiwei (1998). Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, p. 371. ISBN 0-415-15168-6. Google Book Search. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
  2. ^ 吴贻弓逝世,享年80岁,曾在病榻上写下“上海电影万岁” (in Chinese)

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