Zhang Yuan and His 'Unspoiled Brats' Pictures
Born in October 1963 in Nanjing, East China, Zhang Yuan is an acute observer of the country's conditions and gives special attention in his films to marginalized groups and youths in modern China.
Zhang, who learned to draw from an early age, received a bachelor's degree from the Beijing Film Academy in 1989 before becoming an independent film producer after graduation - a precedent in China's modern film history.
In 1994, TIME magazine named Zhang one of the "100 Global Youth Leaders in the 21st Century" and in 2000 Zhang was voted one of the “Top 10 Emerging Young People” of China by magazine New Weekly and Chinese news portal Sina.com.
In 1999, Zhang's film Return Home For The New Year won a Special Director's Award at the Venice Film Festival and in 2000, UNESCO awarded him the "Special Prize of Cinema for a Culture of Peace."
Zhang Yuan's Photography