Lou Ye was born in Shanghai on March 15, 1965. Because of poor study, after graduating from junior high school, I took the vocational high school and studied animation production. He graduated in 1983 and joined Shanghai Art and film studio as an artist in the same year. In 1983, he participated in the production of the animated film "the book of heaven". In 1984, he participated in the production of the animated film "golden monkey subdues the demon".
In 1985, Lou Ye applied for the animation department of Beijing Film Academy and the oil painting department of the Central Academy of fine arts. As a result, he failed the examination of the Central Academy of fine arts. The animation department of Beijing Film Academy did not recruit students, but the director department recruited him. In 1987, the 16 mm black and white short film "driving without license" was produced. In 1989, Lou Ye graduated from the director department of Beijing Film Academy with a bachelor's degree. His graduation work is the 16 mm color short film "earphone". After graduation, Lou Ye was assigned to work in Shanghai TV station, but instead of going, he worked as a deputy director with a film. Since then, he has been an independent director in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other places engaged in advertising, documentary film production work.
In 1993, Lou Ye finished his debut film weekend lover, which won the best director award of "Reiner Werner Fassbender" at the 45th Mannheim Heidelberg International Film Festival in 1996.
In 1994, the thriller and suspense film "young girl in danger" was released. The film, led by Qu Ying and you Yong, participated in the Asian Film Exhibition of UCLA International Film Festival.
In 1997, as an independent producer, Lou Ye planned to produce China's first digital film project "super city", which was joined by Chinese young film directors, but failed to complete it in the end. In 1999, he created the script "Purple Butterfly", and won the script fund of Rotterdam International Film Festival with the script.
On January 29, 2000, Suzhou Creek, a self-made and self directed feature film, premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in the Netherlands. The film, starring Zhou Xun and Jia Hongsheng, won the golden tiger Award for best film at the 29th Rotterdam International Film Festival, the best film at the 15th Paris International Film Festival in France, and the first silver award at the Tokyo Ginza Film Festival in Japan.
In 2001, Lou Ye completed the play "Summer Palace" and won the script award of young director program of Busan Film Festival in South Korea. On May 22, 2003, the feature film "Purple Butterfly" premiered. The film was nominated for the Golden Palm Award, the main competition unit of the 56th Cannes International Film Festival, and Lou Ye was nominated for the best director of the 4th Chinese Film Media Award.
In 2004, Lou Ye began to prepare for the film Summer Palace, which was co starred by Hao Lei and Guo Xiaodong. He finished shooting in 2006 and was nominated for the Golden Palm Award, the main competition unit of the 59th Cannes International Film Festival. However, because the film did not get the approval order of the Film Bureau, he entered the Cannes International Film Festival in violation of the regulations. On September 1, 2006, Lou Ye was informed by the film bureau that he could not shoot for five years The film.
On May 14, 2009, director's feature film "the night of spring wind intoxication" was released. The film was funded by Cannes Film Festival and related funds, and was nominated for the Golden Palm Award, the main competition unit of the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival.
On September 1, 2011, Lou Ye's first French film, flower, was released. It was co starred by Ren Jie, Taha Rahim and Gary leppe, and became the opening film of the Venice day unit of the 68th Venice International Film Festival.
In 2012, Lou Ye released the ban and made a comeback, shooting the Chinese local drama "the mystery of floating city", which won the best film award of the 7th Asian Film Awards, and Lou Ye won the best screenwriter award.
On February 11, 2014, director's feature film "massage" was released, which was shortlisted for the Golden Bear Award in the 64th Berlin International Film Festival Competition unit and the best feature film in the 51st Taiwan Film Golden Horse Award. Lou Ye won the Silver Bear Award for best artistic contribution (Photography) in the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
On April 4, 2019, director's suspense crime movie "cloud made of rain in the wind" was released, which was shortlisted for the panoramic unit of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. Lou Ye won the best director nomination of the 55th Golden Horse Award for Taiwan film. On September 4, director's feature film "Lanxin Grand Theater" premiered, which was starred by Gong Li and Zhao Youting and won the 76th Venice Film Award Nominations for the Golden Lion Award in the main competition unit of the International Film Festival.
Lou Ye's father is Lou Jicheng, an actor of Shanghai Youth Drama Troupe, and his mother is a teacher of the performance Department of Shanghai Drama Academy.
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In the works of the sixth generation of directors, art and business are rarely combined. Lou Ye is a special case. From the perspective of film type, Lou Ye's films show the type characteristics of love, crime, suspense and horror to varying degrees. His dangerous girl adds suspense, horror and other type elements, from the mystery of floating city to the cloud of rain in the wind 》Lou Ye strengthens the characteristics of suspense, crime and other types, so that the film presents a clear type tendency. In the narrative, he adopts the consistent cross narrative mode, which is a sudden and unexpected revelation. In Suzhou Creek, purple butterfly, mystery of floating city and a cloud made of rain in the wind, Lou Ye sticks to this narrative strategy. He knows the psychological impact of suspense and surprise on the audience, which is relative to the visual impact of the image Attack, psychological experience and emotional impact are more valuable and can capture people's hearts.
Lou Ye loves the narrative strategy of time and space crisscross and layer upon layer revelation, and he goes deep into the narrative way he is good at step by step, reaching a high level in the mystery of floating city, perfectly integrating with the theme and story of the film, forming a unique narrative rhythm and screen effect.
Lou Ye regards his film creation as a mirror of reality. Although this mirror is not equal to reality, it tries to maximize the reflection of some people and things in reality. Based on this original intention of creation, Lou Ye's film picture is different from that of ordinary films, which is stable in all directions, moderate in standard and moderate in order, and even tries to use various modeling elements to complete the perfect picture. With the help of hand-held shooting, Lou Ye's film picture is very beautiful Ye's image is full of a sense of life. From Suzhou Creek to purple butterfly and Summer Palace, from the mystery of floating city to massage and a cloud made of rain in the wind, almost all the movie shots are shot by hand-held camera, which integrates a sense of scene into each picture and presents a close-up viewing. At the same time, the photographer can take a hand-held photo with stannikon shock absorption equipment, which can follow the characters freely, making the picture have a shaking and dynamic effect, similar to the effect of human breathing, fully showing the humanization of the camera. The characters' expressions, hearts, emotions and other details are at a glance, as if everything happened in front of his eyes. This is Lou Ye's distance from life, and also the audience's point of view The distance to life. (review of film literature)
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