Nelson Yu Lik-wai

Nelson Yu Lik-wai

Known For: Camera · Birthday: 1966-08-12 (54 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: British Hong Kong

31 Movies

Also Known As: Nelson Lik-wai Yu · 余力为 · 余力爲 · Nelson Yu · Yu Lik-wai

Biography

Yu Lik-wai (simplified Chinese: 余力为; traditional Chinese: 余力爲; pinyin: Yú Lìwéi; Jyutping: Yu4 Lik6 Wai4; born 12 August 1966), sometimes credited as Nelson Yu, is a Hong Kong cinematographer, film director, and occasional film producer. Born in Hong Kong, Yu Lik-wai was educated at Belgium's INSAS (Institut National Superieur des Arts de Spectacle) where he graduated with a degree in cinematography in 1994. Yu has become a mainstay in both the cinemas of China (where he is perhaps best known for his collaborations with director Jia Zhangke) and Hong Kong.Yu has served as director of photography for nearly all of Chinese director Jia Zhangke's films, and along with Jia, the two men founded their own independent film production company, Xstream Pictures.He has been announced as a member of the jury for the Cinéfoundation and Short Films sections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell

2021
The movie tells the story of a restaurant owner, played by Duan Yihong, who has been looking for his son's murderer for seven years. He met a young man with a complicated background while he was on th...

2020.

2 Movies
The Best is Yet to Come

The Best is Yet to Come

2020
In 2003, Han Dong, a teenager who dropped out of high school, arrives at Beijing with a dream of becoming a journalist.
Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

2020
There is a multi-generational roster of the country's most esteemed writers at the local literature festival in Shanxi, China.

2017.

2 Movies
Our Time Will Come

Our Time Will Come

2017
In Hong Kong, a school teacher and her would-be-fiancé link up with Chinese guerrilla fighters to forge their own path to freedom.
Revive

Revive

2017
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa contributed to Revive, which is one of five short films within Where Has Time Gone?. In the segment, a Chinese couple in the ancient town of Pingyao try ...

2016.

1 Movie
The Hedonists

The Hedonists

2016
Jia Zhangke brings to this edition of the Beautiful series The Hedonists, an engaging drama about several unemployed Shanxi coalminers looking for work.

2015.

2 Movies
Smog Journeys

Smog Journeys

2015
Jia Zhangke's short film for Greenpeace East Asia depicts the effects of air pollution in northeast China, a region frequently blanketed in dangerous levels of air pollution. 'Smog Journeys' traces tw...
Mountains May Depart

Mountains May Depart

1
2015
In three different time periods, the life of Tao and those close to her is explored.

2014.

1 Movie
Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang

Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang

2014
Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke returns to the shooting locations of his films, along with his actors, friends and close collaborators. Jia recalls the inspiration sources for his movies, such as Platfo...

2013.

2 Movies
Forgetting to Know You

Forgetting to Know You

2013
Young Chinese parents Chen Xuesong and Cai Weihang find their marriage eroding as they deal with financial troubles, jealousy and constant bickering. When Weihang finds a photo of Xuesong and her ex-b...
A Touch of Sin

A Touch of Sin

6
2013
There are many stories about violence in China.

2011.

2 Movies
Love and Bruises

Love and Bruises

2011
A young woman from Beijing has recently arrived in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between her former lovers and recent French acq...
A Simple Life

A Simple Life

2011
A middle-aged man and an elderly woman have been the family's helpers for sixty years.

2010.

2 Movies
I Wish I Knew

I Wish I Knew

2010
The stories of the people of the mid-1800s and the present day are covered.
Dream Home

Dream Home

2010
A woman is determined to get her dream home that has a view of the sea. She should kill her neighbors to decrease theOccupancy rate.

2008.

2 Movies
24 City

24 City

2008
The city of Chengdu nowadays. The factory is shutting down to make way for a complex of luxury apartments. The stories of old workers, factory executives and yuppies can be found in the History of Chi...
Plastic City

Plastic City

2008
Yuda, a Chinese immigrant, and his adopted son, who he saved from being eaten by a tiger in the jungle, stand at the head of a massive piracy operation that brings in both money and influence. The gan...

2007.

2 Movies
The Postmodern Life of My Aunt

The Postmodern Life of My Aunt

2007
In her late fifties, a single-living woman in her hometown struggles to maintain a dignified life.
Getting Home

Getting Home

1
2007
A farmer is trying to bring his friend's body home.

2006.

2 Movies
Dong

Dong

2006
China's greatest living filmmaker Jia Zhangke (Platform, The World) travels with acclaimed painter Liu Xiaodong from China to Thailand as they as they meet everyday workers in the throes of social tur...
Still Life

Still Life

6
2006
The town will be destroyed by the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses and become witnesses to societal changes.

2004.

3 Movies
The World

The World

2004
A young dancer, her security-guard boyfriend and others work at World Park, a bizarre cross-pollination of Las Vegas and Epcot Center, where visitors can interact with famous international monuments w...
Dance with Me to the End of Love

Dance with Me to the End of Love

2004
Plastic city suffers from the big chill. The extreme weather conditions prohibits and human existence on the ground surface. An hostel is under this deserted landscape. A doorkeeper of the hostel Kiri...
Digital Short Films by Three Filmmakers

Digital Short Films by Three Filmmakers

2004
Digital Short Films by Three Filmmakers

2003.

1 Movie
All Tomorrow's Parties

All Tomorrow's Parties

2003
In a future century, after the apocalypse, Gui Dao dynasty controls continental Asia. Zhuai and his younger brother Mian are captured and sent to "Prosperity Camp" for reeducation. They soon discover ...

2002.

1 Movie
Unknown Pleasures

Unknown Pleasures

2002
Datong is home to the new "Birth Control" generation of disaffected youths. In the People's Republic of China, the characters of Unknown Pleasures are detached from reality through the screen of media...

2001.

1 Movie
Platform

Platform

4
2001
Four performers from the Peasant Culture Group are followed by a movie in a remote Chinese province. After China adopts an 'open door' policy, we see the group evolve from workers that are restricted ...

1999.

2 Movies
Love Will Tear Us Apart

Love Will Tear Us Apart

1999
The film gets under the skin of a very marginalized group: recent immigrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China. Belying the expectation that they will belong in a territory now returned to China's sove...
Ordinary Heroes

Ordinary Heroes

1999
Ordinary Heroes tells the life stories of an advocate, prostitutes, a social worker, and a priest. The film is based on true stories.

1998.

1 Movie
Pickpocket

Pickpocket

1998
Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a hooker he i...

1996.

1 Movie
Neon Goddesses

Neon Goddesses

1996
A slice-of-life documentary about three girls who have migrated to Beijing to try their luck and earn some money.
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