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
Heaven and Hell
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...
The Best is Yet to Come
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
There is a multi-generational roster of the country's most esteemed writers at the local literature festival in Shanxi, China.
Our Time Will Come
In Hong Kong, a school teacher and her would-be-fiancé link up with Chinese guerrilla fighters to forge their own path to freedom.
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 ...
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
In three different time periods, the life of Tao and those close to her is explored.
Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang
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...
Love and Bruises
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 middle-aged man and an elderly woman have been the family's helpers for sixty years.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
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
All Tomorrow's Parties
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Love Will Tear Us Apart
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 tells the life stories of an advocate, prostitutes, a social worker, and a priest. The film is based on true stories.
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...
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