陳坤厚

CHEN Kun-hou

Director , Producer , Cinematography

Born in 1939 in Taichung, Chen Kun-hou (陳坤厚) was admitted by the Central Motion Picture Corporation in 1962 to learn cinematography. His first cinematography work was the film ""Story of Mother (母親的三十歲)"" by Sung Tsun-shou (宋存壽) in 1971. Later he collaborated with director Li Hsing (李行) to make several films including ""He Never Gives Up (汪洋中的一條船),""and ""The Story of a Small Town (小城故事)."" Since 1979, Chen had also collaborated with director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) for a series of romance films written by Hou and shot by Chen. All the films they made together performed well at the box office.

In 1982, Chen and Hou established a film company and produced ""Growing Up (小畢的故事)."" The low-budget film became a blockbuster that was highly acclaimed. ""Growing Up"" won the Golden Horse Awards for best feature film, best director, best adapted screenplay in 1983, and became one of the most important works of New Taiwanese Cinema. They ended their collaboration in 1985 and developed their own movie styles later on.

Awards
1985 The 22th Golden Horse Awards Best Cinematography "His Matrimony"
1983 The 20th Golden Horse Awards Best Feature Film,Best Director "Growing Up"
1978 The 15th Golden Horse Awards Best Cinematography "He Never Gives Up"

Nominations
1985 The 22th Golden Horse Awards Best Director "His Matrimony"
1984 The 21th Golden Horse Awards Best Cinematography "The Boys from Fengkuei"
1979 The 16th Golden Horse Awards Best Cinematography "Story of a Small Town"

Filmography:

Year Title
2018 The Boys From Fengkuei (Digital Restoration) 
1984 Nantes Fest. Of Three Continents: grand prize 1984 Cannes Intl. Film Fest. 1984 Hawaii Film Fest. 1984 Nantes Fest. Of Three Continents 1984 London Film Fest. 1984 Asian Pacific Film Fest. 1985 Rotterdam Film Fest. 1985 San Francisco Film Fest. 1985 PIA Film Fesitval, Japan 1987 Amiens Marche Intl du Film 1988 Pesaro Film Fest. 1988 La Rochelle Interntioanl Film Festival, France 1988 Vancouver Intl. Film Fest. 1989 Boston Film Fest. 1991 Toronto Intl. Film Fest.
2013 The Sandwich Man (Digital Restoration) 
2012 Happy Triangle Land 
2008 Lupinghua2009 
1993 GROWING UP  
1988 Spring and Autumn Tea House 
1987 Osmanthus Alley 
1986 Drifters 
1985 My Favorite Season 
1985 His Matrimony 
1984 小爸爸的天空 
1983 The Boys From Fengkuei 
1984 Nantes Fest. Of Three Continents: grand prize
1984 Cannes Intl. Film Fest.
1984 Hawaii Film Fest.
1984 Nantes Fest. Of Three Continents
1984 London Film Fest.
1984 Asian Pacific Film Fest.
1985 Rotterdam Film Fest.
1985 San Francisco Film Fest.
1985 PIA Film Fesitval, Japan
1987 Amiens Marche Intl du Film
1988 Pesaro Film Fest.
1988 La Rochelle Interntioanl Film Festival, France
1988 Vancouver Intl. Film Fest.
1989 Boston Film Fest.
1991 Toronto Intl. Film Fest.
1983 The Sandwich Man 
1982 Six Is Company 
1981 Cheerful Wind 
1981 蹦蹦一串心 
1980 天涼好個秋 
1978 He Never Gives Up 
1978 Taipei Golden Horse Awards - Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor
Update:2018/12/28
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