Director , Art Direction
King Hu was born in Hebei, China in 1932. In 1950, he went to Hong Kong to pursue a career, and had created film posters, backdrops and advertisements. Later he was introduced to Shaw Brothers Pictures International Limited by Li Han-hsiang to work as an actor as well as screenwriter and assistant director. In 1963, he directed parts of the film "The Love Eterne" by Li Han-hsiang. In 1966, he established his style with "Come Drink With Me," which has made a long-lasting impact on the Chinese martial arts films.
In 1967, he left Shaw Brothers Pictures International Limited to establish a film company in Taiwan. "Dragon Inn," the film he directed the same year, hit the box offices in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, creating a sensation of Taiwanese martial arts films. Later, his 1971 feature "A Touch of Zen" won the Prix Vulcain at the 28th Cannes International Film Festival, making him an internationally renowned director.
Hu never ceased creation throughout his life. He was honored the Lifetime Achievement Award by Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild in 1992. In January, 1991, he died of heart complications following heart surgery.
1997 The 34th Golden Horse Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
1983 The 20th Golden Horse Awards Best Costume Design "All the King's Men"
1979 The 16th Golden Horse Awards Best Art Direction "Legend of the Mountain"
1979 The 16th Golden Horse Awards Best Director "Legend of the Mountain"
1968 The 6th Golden Horse Awards Best Screenplay "The Dragon Gate Inn"
1966 The 4th Golden Horse Awards Best Screenplay "Sons of Good Earth"
1983 The 20th Golden Horse Awards Best Art Direction "All the King's Men"
|1983||The Wheel of Life|
|1983||All The King’s Men|
|1979||Legend of the Mountain|
2016 Venice Film Festival - Venice Classics 2014 Cannes Film Festival- Cannes Classics 2014 Festival des 3 Continents-Closing Film 2014 Toronto International Film Festival 1979 Taipei Golden Horse Awards - Best Feature Film (runner-up), Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Film Score, Best Sound Recording
|1978||Joy Anger Sadness Happiness|
|1971||A Touch of Zen|
2015 Cannes Film Festival-Cannes Classics
1975 Cannes Film Festival-Technical Grand Prize
1972 Golden Horse Awards-Best Art Direction (Color Film)
2014 Cannes Film Festival-Cannes Classics
2014 Festival des 3 Continents–Closing Film
2014 Toronto International Film Festival