Zhang Yibai

Zhang Yibai (张一白, born 1963, in Chongqing, China) is a Chinese film director.

Zhang began his career in television and music videos before directing his debut, Spring Subway in 2002.

Zhang, like many other modern Chinese directors, has focused primarily on life in modern Chinese cities. Spring Subway, for example, follows its protagonist as he wanders through Beijing’s subway system, while the mystery-thriller Curiosity Killed the Cat follows its characters through the central China boomtown of Chongqing (also Zhang’s hometown).

Zhang’s next two films, 2007’s The Longest Night in Shanghai and 2008’s Lost, Indulgence have seen the director’s exposure and successes extending increasingly overseas. Longest Night, starring Zhao Wei, constitutes one of the first China-Japan coproductions, while Lost was selected to premiere at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival in 2008. [wikipedia]

Zhang Yibai filmography

 

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My People, My Country

My People, My Country (我和我的祖国) is a 2019 Chinese seven-part anthology drama film, consisting of seven segments directed by seven directors, Chen Kaige, Zhang Yibai, Guan Hu, Xue Xiaolu, Xu Zheng, Ning Hao, and Wen Muye.It stars many of China’s top actors, many in supporting roles and cameos. My People, My Country is produced jointly by Huaxia Film Distribution, Polybona Films and Alibaba Pictures. The film was released in China on September 30, 2019, to … Read more

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Lost Indulgence

After a car accident which kills him, the wife and son of a taxi driver take in the injured prostitute he was driving.

Poster for the movie "Back in Time"

Back in Time

Based on the best selling novel series by Jiu Yehui, the film follows the lives of five close students growing up in China in the 1980’s. Starring Eddie Peng and Ni Ni and directed by Zhang Yibai, this inspiring romantic drama covers fifteen years of friendships, youth and memories.

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Eternal Moment

Eternal Moment (将爱) is a Chinese romantic drama film directed by Zhang Yibai and starring Xu Jinglei, Li Yapeng and Chapman To. The film is a sequel to the television drama, Cherish Our Love Forever (1998), which was also directed by Zhang.[1] The film follows the two leads from that earlier drama (played by Xu Jinglei and Li Yapeng) reuniting after being apart for 12 years.

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About Love

Three stories are told, respectively set in Tokyo, Taipei, and Shanghai. The first two stories are about a Japanese person and a Taiwanese person. The last one is set in Shanghai with a story about a Japanese man and a Chinese woman. Some of the characters can speak Japanese and some of them Mandarin. Each story encompasses an experience of a foreigner, either from Japan ,Taiwan or China, with a native of the opposite country.

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Better and Better

Sun Xiangcheng, a self-styled professional fan organiser, is called from his home village of West Well Valley by his mother Yuanfang. Thinking he’s highly connected with celebrities, she asks him to help organise the village’s New Year celebrations

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Lost Indulgence

After a car accident which kills him, the wife and son of a taxi driver take in the injured prostitute he was driving. The relationship between a teenage son and his mother become complicated when they take in secretive young woman into their home.

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The Longest Night In Shanghai

A successful Japanese make-up artist collides with a tough-talking Shanghai taxi driver in this romantic dramedy that twists traditional roles by making the beauty expert a male and the cab driver a feisty female. Although he works in a glamorous industry, Naoki Mizushima (Masahiro Motoki) can’t help but notice that his life is anything but beautiful. Can the uncouth Lin Xi (Wei Zhao) help him make over his life for the better?

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Curiosity Kills the Cat

This story takes place in a city by the Yangzi River where skyscrapers stand around falling slums… In a luxurious apartment an enchanting story of modern China unfolds… As the Chinese economy blooms so does the gap between rich and poor… These events unite an unlikely cast of a lady of noble decency, her power- hungry husband, a manicure store owner, a security guard, and a countryside girl and series of mysterious events haunted them… … Read more

Poster for the movie "Spring Subway"

Spring Subway

A stylish urban romance about the silent suffering of a modern Chinese couple.