Zhang Junzhao

Zhang Junzhao
Chinese name張軍釗 (traditional)
Chinese name张军钊 (simplified)
PinyinZhāng Jūnzhāo (Mandarin)
BornOctober 1952
Beijing, China
Died9 June 2018(2018-06-09) (aged 65)
Dalian, Liaoning, China
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1984–2002

Zhang Junzhao (Chinese: 张军钊; October 1952 – 9 June 2018) was a Chinese film director and screenwriter who was mainly active in the 1980s. A graduate of the Beijing Film Academy and a contemporary of acclaimed directors Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, and Tian Zhuangzhuang, Zhang Junzhao was a prominent early member of China's Fifth Generation filmmakers.[1] His 1984 film One and Eight is well known as the film that marked the advent of the Fifth Generation,[2][3] while The Shining Arc (1988) was selected for competition for the Golden St. George award at the 1989 Moscow International Film Festival.

Early life and career

Zhang Junzhao was born in October 1952 in Beijing, with ancestral roots in Henan province.[3] He became involved in propaganda plays put on by the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution, both as an actor and a director. In 1978 he entered the newly reopened Beijing Film Academy. After graduating in 1982, he and his classmates Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou were assigned to Guangxi Film Studio in Nanning.[4]

Other Languages
português: Zhang Junzhao
中文: 张军钊