Feng Xiaoning

Feng Xiaoning (冯小宁, born 1954) is a Chinese film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. He is considered a member of the “Fifth Generation” Chinese directors who graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 1982. Feng however graduated from the Art Direction class.

 

He is currently also a member of Chinese National Political Consultative Conference and Chinese Writers’ Association.

 

Feng was born in Xi’an to a family of teachers. He is most famous for his self-dubbed “War and Peace” (战争与和平) trilogy in film – Red River Valley (1997), Lovers’ Grief over the Yellow River (1999) and Purple Sunset (2001).

Feng Xiaoning Filmography

 

Poster for the movie "Gada Meilin"

Gada Meilin

A larger-than-life hero, spectacular cinematography and a story originating from a famous Mongolian epic tale, Gada Meilin is the story of a reluctant leader who guides his people to victory against a tyrannical government who wants to steal their land. Highlighting the beautiful scenery of the Mongolian prairie, native music performed by Mongolian superstar Tang Ga-al plus the fascinating local customs and uninhibited character of the Mongolian people, Gada Meilin portrays the unforgettable symphonic poem … Read more

Animal Rescue Squad

A ship with toxic wastes was hijacked by pirates, only a girl with the ability of talking with animals can save the day.

Heart of China

A story of an American pilot who crashes in China, gets rescued and falls in love with a local woman. Years later he returns to pay his respects.

Red River Valley

At the turn of the century, a young Chinese girl escapes from a religious sacrifice, and is rescued by an honorable Tibetan herdsman. The two fall in love, but problems arise when she is ignorant of their time-honored traditions and runs into trouble with a glamorous and proud Tibetan princess. Meanwhile, a British expedition is planning to invade the sacred mountain. Facing the country’s enemy, the three set aside their disputes and jealousy, and join … Read more

Super Typhoon

When a super typhoon strikes the city of a million people, only the heroic mayor can save the day.

Basic Interests

This story happened at the Loess Plateau. In order to redress an injustice where an old country woman was mistreated, a group of local officials led by Yang Yulu took the case to the upper level of authority.

Purple Sunset

A Soviet Russian lady officer, a Chinese peasant and a Japanese schoolgirl must walk their way out of a forest toward the end of World War II, despite their mutual distrust of one another.