Feng Xiaogang

Feng Xiaogang (冯小刚;Féng Xiǎogāng; born 1958 in Beijing, China) is a Chinese film director.

Born in 1958, Feng Xiaogang developed a passion for painting and literature from early on in his youth. After graduating from high school, he entered the Beijing Cultural Military group and designed its dance performance.

Starting in 1985, he taught art design at the Beijing Television Art Center. He took his first writing steps by collaborating on Unexpected Passion with Zhen Xiaolong. Directed by Xia Gang, the film won the Golden Rooster Award for Best Script along with four other awards. 1994 marked his breakthrough in direction with Gone Forever with my Love (1994) while in 1997 he directed his first feature film The Dream Factory (1997), an immediate box-office hit. His most recent works, Big Shot’s Funeral (2001), Cell Phone (2003) and A World Without Thieves (2004), have broke Chinese box-office records, making him the No. 1 grossing director in the country.

Feng Xiaogang filmography

 

Poster for the movie "Youth"

Youth

Performing art troupe members each face their own trials and tribulations in Chengdu; from escaping a family scandal to dealing with unrequited love, each experiences rejection that shapes their lives in this coming-of-age tale selected to play at the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Chinese helming legend Feng Xiaogang.

Poster for the movie "I Am Not Madame Bovary"

I Am Not Madame Bovary

Li Xuelian, a woman from the countryside is falsely accused by her husband of having an affair. To defend herself, Li moves from her small town to the big city until she reached the capital.

Poster for the movie "Cell Phone"

Cell Phone

Written by Liu Zhenyun, based on his own novel of the same title, the film revolves around two successful men whose marriages were wrecked when their wives uncovered their extramarital affairs through traces left in their cellphones. More broadly, the film explores the role of cellphones in interpersonal relationships in modern China, where the rapid development in information technology is having huge impacts on the way people communicate.

Poster for the movie "Sorry Baby"

Sorry Baby

The film tells of the attempts made by a Beijing van driver (Ge You) to obtain his wage arrears from travel agency boss (Fu Biao) – even to the point of kidnapping the latter’s Singaporean girlfriend (Jacklyn Wu).

Poster for the movie "The Dream Factory"

The Dream Factory

Four friends come up with an unusual idea to make some money and have fun doing it. For a small fee, they will impersonate and act out any character role for their customers. In the course of executing this novel service, they encounter a whole spectrum of people in society, finding ways to genuinely help them boost their morale and overcome their fears, while gaining unusual and new insights into the human condition.

Poster for the movie "Back to 1942"

Back to 1942

In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated by locusts, windstorms, earthquakes, epidemic disease and the corruption of the ruling Kuomintang government.

Poster for the movie "Big Shot's Funeral"

Big Shot’s Funeral

Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, studio boss sells the sagging picture to a Japanese media company. But YoYo is determined to upstage the whole production by granting the director’s wish to have a grand “comedy funeral”. To raise the money for it, he auctions off advertising and sponsorships for the funeral to companies … Read more

Poster for the movie "Personal Tailor"

Personal Tailor

A team makes dreams come true … but only for a day.

Poster for the movie "If You Are the One 2"

If You Are the One 2

A sequel to one of China’s biggest box office hits, the wry romantic comedy “Fei Cheng Wu Rao 2” (“If You Are the One 2”) — the first Chinese release to open in its homeland and North America on the same day — continues the odd-couple courtship saga of wealthy, middle-aged retiree Qin Fen (Ge You) and serious-minded young air hostess Xiaoxiao (Shu Qi).After an amusing prelude in which Qin presides over a lavish divorce … Read more

Poster for the movie "Aftershock"

Aftershock

Chinese movie by director Feng Xiaogang based on the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 that took the lives of 240,000 people.

Poster for the movie "If You Are the One"

If You Are the One

Qin Fen, a funny, honest, single inventor, met a girl called Smiley, who was in agony of her boyfriend’s betrayal. They traveled to Hokkaido, tried to help Smiley cure her pain in heart, and both of them gradually found their true love and life redemption during the journey.

Poster for the movie "Assembly"

Assembly

Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).

Poster for the movie "Gone Forever with My Love"

Gone Forever with My Love

Su Kai is spunky but lonesome: his job takes him on long solitary drives across China. On a ferry, he meets two China Air flight attendants, Ge Ge and Yang Yan. He’s smitten by Ge Ge, and within a few days, she agrees to move in with him. They borrow money, build a house, live in harmony, and plan a wedding. Then, a sudden turn of events brings a change in Su Kai; he becomes … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Banquet"

The Banquet

Empress Wan can launch a thousand ships with her charm and fight a hundred soldiers with her sword. But something is lacking in her life and she harbours forbidden desires for her stepson Prince Wu Luan , an introverted young man, who shies away from the palace to indulge in the ancient art of music and dance. When the Emperor dies all of a sudden and his younger brother Li takes over the throne, Wan … Read more

Poster for the movie "A World Without Thieves"

A World Without Thieves

Two grifters, Wang Bo and Wang Li, a couple who’ve been arguing, board a train in rural China. He wants to fleece a peasant, nicknamed Dumbo for his naiveté, who’s carrying 60,000 yuan and trusts everyone. She wants to protect the hick kid, an act of expiation brought on by prayer and a visit to a temple. Also on board are one of more sets of thieves, including a calculating boss and his femme fatale. … Read more

Poster for the movie "A Sigh"

A Sigh

A Sigh tells the story of an affair between a struggling Chinese screenwriter and his young female assistant, its effects on his marriage and the impact on the man himself.

Poster for the movie "Be There or Be Square"

Be There or Be Square

The story of two Chinese immigrants’ struggles in America. Yuan Liu (You Ge ) has lived in LA for years. He has no stable job, no family and lives in a wagon. He seems content with his life until the day he meets Qing Li (Fan Xu ), a woman with the big “American dream”.