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Chinese name  何平
Years active  1980s-present
Pinyin  He Ping (Mandarin)
Name  He Ping
Ancestry  Manchu
Role  Film director
Occupation  Director

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Awards  Golden Rooster Award for Best Director
Movies  Wheat, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, Swordsmen in Double Flag Town, Red Firecracker - Green Fir, A Time to Love
Similar People  Wang Xueqi, Huang Jue, Jiang Wen, Zhao Wei, Ning Jing

Director He Ping awarded at Toronto International Film Festival

He Ping (Chinese: 何平; pinyin: Hé Píng) (born 1957 in Shanxi, China) is a Chinese film director, screenwriter and producer whose main filmography consists of a hybrid genre of Western-wuxia movies. He made three movies along this genre - Swordsmen in Double Flag Town (1991), Sun Valley (1995) and Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2004).


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Personal life and background

He Ping He Ping USChina Forum on the Arts and Culture

He is an ethnic Manchu whose ancestors were members of the Blue Banners. His mother was the female lead in Communist China's first feature film Bridge (1949).

Directorial career

He Ping began his directorial career in the 1980s, directing stage productions and documentary films. By the late 1980s, He transferred to the Xi'an Film Studio, where he began directing fiction films, including We Are the World and Kawashima Yoshiko a film based on the story of the Manchurian-Japanese princess, Kawashima Yoshiko. In the 1990s, He directed two major Chinese Westerns, Swordsmen in Double Flag Town and Sun Valley, and the historical drama Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker. Swordsmen in Double Flag Town went on to win the Grand Prize at the 3rd Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in February 1992. Sun Valley was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival where it won an Honourable Mention.

In the 2000s, He struck success with his 2004 adventure film Warriors of Heaven and Earth, starring Jiang Wen. Hi Ping's followed this with another historical action film, Wheat, starring Fan Bingbing, which was released in 2009.

His film The Promised Land received an honorable mention from the Platform jury at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.


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