Jia Zhang-ke, born in Shanxi in 1970, is a famous Chinese director, writer and producer. Upon graduation from Beijing Film Academy, his debut feature Xiao Wu proved to be a major success in international film circuit.
Since then, most of his works have been recognized in major European festivals, notably winning Golden Lion for Still Life in Venice in 2006 and Best Screenplay for A Touch of Sin in Cannes in 2013.
In 2015, he was awarded the Carrosse d’or during the Cannes festival. Jia's works speak of authentic Chinese life which blurs the line between fiction and documentary. He also produces films of the young directors, and makes cameo appearances for others.
His major works are: Xiao Wu (1998), Platform (2000), Unknow Pleasure (2002), The World (2004), Still Life (2006), Dong (2006), Useless (2007), 24 city (2008), I Wish I knew (2010), A Touch Of Sin (2013), Mountains May Depart (2015).