One of China’s leading cinematographers since the 1980s, Lu Yue has worked alongside directors including Zhang Yimou, John Woo and Feng Xiaogang and on the directorial debuts of filmmakers including Joan Chen.
In 1996, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Zhang Yimou’s Shanghai Triad. In 2009, he won China’s prestigious Golden Rooster award for his breakthrough cinematography on Feng Xiaogang’s Assembly. Lu is also active as a director and his most recent film as a director, The Obscure (2007), was invited to the Venice Film Festival.
Watch Yoyao Hsueh’s backstage interview after accepting the 2013 Achievement in Cinematography Award on behalf of Lu Yue for Yi Jiu Si Er (Back to 1942).