Wang Yu (cinematographer)

Wang Yu (Chinese: 王昱) is a Chinese cinematographer who has worked with some of China's most important directors, including Tian Zhuangzhuang, Lou Ye, and Li Yu. He began his career in 2000 with Lou Ye's film Suzhou River.[1]

Wang Yu
Years active2000s-present
AwardsJin Jue for Best Cinematography
2007 The Go Master

For his work on the film The Go Master, Wang was awarded the Golden Goblet for Best Cinematography at the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival in 2007,[2] and nominated for Achievement in Cinematography at the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. In 2015, Wang won Hong Kong Film Award for Best Cinematography.


As cinematographer

Year English Title Chinese Title Director Notes
2000 Suzhou River 苏州河 Lou Ye
2000 A Lingering Face 非常夏日 Lu Xuechang
2001 All the Way 走到底 Shi Runjiu
2001 Quitting 昨天 Zhang Yang
2002 Zhou Yu's Train 周渔的火车 Sun Zhou
2003 Purple Butterfly 紫蝴蝶 Lou Ye
2004 Delamu 茶马古道:德拉姆 Tian Zhuangzhuang
2006 The Go Master 呉清源 Tian Zhuangzhuang Golden Goblet for Best Cinematography at the 2007 Shanghai International Film Festival
2007 Lost in Beijing 苹果 Li Yu
2007 The Western Trunk Line 西干道 Li Jixian
2008 24 City 二十四城记 Jia Zhangke With Yu Lik-wai
2008 Lost Indulgence 迷果 Zhang Yibai
2009 The Warrior and the Wolf 狼灾记 Tian Zhuangzhuang
2010 Little Sister Richard Bowen
2014 The Golden Era 黄金时代 Ann Hui Hong Kong Film Award for Best Cinematography
2015 A Tale of Three Cities Mabel Cheung


  1. Lim, Dennis (2000-11-07). "Lou Ye's Generation Next". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  2. Jones, Arthur (2007-06-25). "Shanghai fest winners go according to plan". Variety. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
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