Cui Yan is a Chinese Canadian female director and actor. He was born in Beijing, immigrated to North America, graduated from the film production department of Canada's Larson University, and graduated as a director in Canada's national advanced film center.
His directing work "falling bird" won the "Art Award" of Berlin International Film Festival in Germany and the "best director" award of brown Spring International Film Festival in the United States. In 1998, the director of Tiandi, Hong Kong, Canada and so on released the movie "human world". In July 2015, the director's love movie "simple love" was officially released; in 2019, the anti poaching film "Africa meets you" shot in Africa was shortlisted in the media attention award of the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival film channel.
He has starred in the movies angels and demons, falling birds, saving levy and so on. Saving levy was nominated as best actress.
Angels and demons is a best-selling suspense novel published by American writer Dan Brown in 2000. This book is the prequel of Dan Brown's another well-known work, the Da Vinci Code. The main character of the book, Professor Robert Langdon, also makes his debut here. The content of this novel involves the conflict between the Illuminati, an ancient organization, and the Roman Catholic Church. The movie angel and devil is based on the novel.
"Save levy" nominated for Best Actress
In 2018, he directed the first Road Adventure love movie "meet you in Africa", starring Yang Yue, Wang Ziquan and others, with African anti poaching protected animals as the background. The film was released nationwide on October 19, 2018 and made its world premiere in South Africa as the opening film of the second China Africa Film Festival.
Take part in the film
The tragedy of Chinese immigrants in the early 1980s is to find a place to settle down and a father for their children. Peng Dan and Trisha came to Toronto from Beijing with great hope. Unexpectedly, they suffered setbacks in life and love. Peng Dan didn't expect that her lover Wang Bozhao had a family, so she had to take refuge in her restaurant waiter Trisha Li can't wait for her husband to show up at the airport. It turns out that her husband died in a car accident. An American man is deeply interested in Trisha Li and marries her. Unexpectedly, her husband's fickleness is hard to change. After her miscarriage, she decides to rely on herself. Encouraged by her boyfriend, Peng Dan turns to the impotent restaurant owner, whose goal is to seize the property. Unexpectedly, the boss regains his power and has to make love all the time. Life in bed makes her sick. Two miserable women meet in the sauna, just like a separated life. With mutual consolation, the two injured hearts finally find shelter.
The film won the "Art Award" at Berlin International Film Festival and the "best director" award at Palm Spring International Film Festival.
Cui Yan, a Canadian Chinese woman director, reveals the Chinese mainland by the movie "falling bird".
The sexual transgression of foreign students and new immigrants.
Cui Yan can hardly be avoided by her own comments. Her film is nothing in common with the Joy Luck Club and the wedding banquet because it shows the true style of Chinese mainland immigrants from the perspective of sexual psychology. She believes that one of the most obvious multiple problems of hundreds of thousands of Chinese immigrants in the collision of the two cultures is the sexual problem, and her works are just trying to dig out this kind of unforgettable sexual problem from the deep. According to Cui Yan, chocolate is not a Chinese specialty, but a symbol of Western lifestyle in China. In western countries, chocolate has always been associated with sex and love. Scientists have even proved that chocolate can cause subtle chemical reactions and increase the pleasure of sex.
Based on the bizarre life of two Beijing women after they came down to Toronto like a fallen bird, the film shows their bold pursuit of sex while they are far away from political constraints and moral norms and struggling to make a living. Lin Na, the heroine and dancer in the film, takes "throwing herself into arms and selling her body" as the only way to make a living in the west, while Meng Xing, the other heroine, takes "sex as a tool to vent her depression and relieve her pain". This article also reveals the "sexual concept" and "sexual behavior" of Chinese people living in the mainland of the United States under the new living conditions from different angles.
The author emphasizes that the students from Chinese mainland understand sexual freedom, which is the first lesson to understand western culture.
Award winning record
Chinese PinYin : Cui Yan
Chen Yutong. Chen Yu Tong
Li Bin. Li Bin
Li Junfeng. Li Jun1 Feng
Liu Jin. Liu Jin
Zheng Zhaoqiang. Zheng Zhao Qiang
Li Yan. Li Yan
Song Xiaobao. Song Xiao Bao
Lin Yifu. Lin Yi Fu
Bai rixie. Bai Ri Xie
Yang Liyin. Yang Li Yin
Cheng Liang. Cheng Liang
Wang Yuchao. Wang Yu Chao