Zhang Nuanxin

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Zhang Nuanxin

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First Name

Nuanxin

Surname or Business Name

Zhang

Years Affiliated

2015

Birth Date

1940

Birthplace

China

Death Date

1995

Occupation

Filmmaker

Biographical Text

Zhang Nuanxin was a Chinese film director, and a leading figure of the Fourth Generation of Chinese directors. Her most famous film The Drive to Win won the 2nd Golden Rooster special awards. Nuanxin Zhang is also best known for her films Sacrifice of Youth, A Yunnan Story.

Zhang's film treats themes of alienated youth, contemporary Chinese history, as well as her signature usage of the long-take, color digital video, and his realist style. Chinese film theorist Zhang Zhenqin argues that Nuanxin Zhang's work speaks to a vision of "authentic" Chinese life.The Drive to Win, in particular, Zhang tells a story about women, about a normal female volleyball athlete(Sha Ou Played by Shanshan Chang)'s life, even Sha ou has been going through the team lose world champion and her husband's death, but her still facing her life optimistic. She represents a generation who was living in that period. So Chinese film theorist Zhang Zhenqin argues that she is the pioneer of Chinese film realistic aesthetics, and Chinese women cinema.And because The Drive to Winrepresents a generation and women's life who living in that period, this film is being considered as Zhang Nuanxin's most important.

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“Zhang Nuanxin,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed February 7, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4410.