Chen Kuo-fu (born 13 May 1958) is a Taiwanese film director, screenwriter and producer. His film The Personals was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.Born in 1958 Chen worked as a film critic before debuting as a director in 1989 with School Girl. In the 1990s, he continued to explore the female perspective with Treasure Island, The Peony Pavilion (inspired by traditional drama of the same name) and anti-romantic comedy The Personals. The latter, in which a single woman searches for Mr. Right on a series of blind dates, screened in Cannes' Un Certain Regard sidebar and was distributed in Asia, Europe and North America.In 2000 Chen became the head of the production unit of the Asian branch of Columbia Pictures. Here he accumulated experience in international film making and connections to young Chinese directors such as Feng Xiaogang. With these he would later join Huayi Brothers Media Corporation and continue his works in China.In 2001 Chen began to concentrate on feature film production beginning with Su Chao-Bin's youth comedy Better Than Sex through his company Nan Fang Film Productions. The following year, he directed and produced the supernatural thriller Double Vision. The film was distributed internationally by co-producer Columbia Pictures.In 2009 Chen served as an executive producer of China's then highest grossing domestic film of all time, Feng Xiaogang's romantic drama If You Are the One.
Movies & TV shows
The Yin Yang Master
The world is on the verge of a war with monsters trying to get the Scaling Stone. Yin Yang Master Qingming's life is in danger and he travels to different worlds to prepare for the assaults. The key t...
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings
Dee, the detective who works for the Chinese empress, is called upon to investigate a series of strange events, including the appearance of mysterious warriors wearing Chiyou ghost masks, and the pill...
Hanson and the Beast
A debt-ridden animal-breeder tries to find a wealthy girlfriend through dating websites. He fell in love with Bai Xianchu, the fox demon who came to the mortal realm to repay her gratitude. Bai Xianch...
Chongqing Hot Pot
Three friends open a hot pot restaurant in a former bomb shelter, which is linked by a single wall to the bank vault next door. While choosing between taking the easy money or going to the police, the...
Mojin: The Lost Legend
Hu Bayi decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend at the beginning of the 1990s. Bayi's first love, who was supposedly dead in the "One Hundred Cave" 20 years ago, is still a...
The sleepy fishing town of Aberdeen was where the British landed to take Hong Kong. The Cheng family is a reflection of our city, with its contradictions between modernity and traditions. Aberdeen is ...
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
The tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in the Imperial police force is action-packed and captivating. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster scaring the town, reveals a sinister cons...
Tai Chi Hero
The subject of a Chinese steampunk martial arts movie is the man who founded the most popular Tai Chi style in the world in the 19th century. The second part of the "Tai Chi" trilogy is about a gifted...
Tai Chi Zero
Everyone in Chen Village is a martial arts master and uses their powerful Chen Style Tai Chi in all aspects of their lives. The villagers are forbidden to teach Chen Style to outsiders, and do their b...
Painted Skin: The Resurrection
It takes hundreds of years to become a human. Without a human heart, a demon can't experience the true pains and passions of existence. If a pure human heart is offered to a demon, it can become a mor...
Back to 1942
At least three million men, women and children died in the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history. The famine was caused by Locusts, windstorms, earthquakes, disease and the corruption of the go...
Starry Starry Night
May was once a young girl who felt out of place. May is worried about her mother and father, whose marriage is on the rocks, and she wants to return to the woods where her grandfather lives. May befri...
10 Plus 10
The Golden Horse Film Festival supports Taiwanese film-makers. 20 directors are invited to make a 5-minute short film on the theme of Uniqueness of Taiwan, but allowed total freedom in all other aspec...
The Tangshan Earthquake killed 240,000 people.
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.A bizarre murder mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China,...
In 1942, Nanjing. Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for ques...
If You Are the One
Qin Fen, a funny, honest, single inventor, met a girl who was in agony of her boyfriend's betrayal. They traveled to Hokkaido, tried to cure Smiley's pain in her heart, and eventually found their true...
There is a biography of China's greatest opera star.
What on Earth Have I Done Wrong?!
Doze is trying to get funding for a mockumentary movie that he thinks will be the next one.
A World Without Thieves
Two people who have been arguing, Wang Bo and Wang Li, board a train. He wants to fleece a peasant who trusts everyone. She wants to protect the hick kid by visiting a temple. A calculating boss is on...
Warriors of Heaven and Earth
A soldier is to be executed by a Chinese emissary. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
The Personals is a movie for anyone who hasn't yet found what they're looking for or who remembers how tough it can be to find it. Rene Liu plays an eye doctor who's become disaffected with her presen...