Zhang Lu was born in Yanbian, China in 1962. In 2004 he directed his first feature, Tang Poetry, which was selected for Locarno. He then began his career as a film director in both Chinese and Korean, making more than ten feature films. His next film, Grain in Ear (2005) won the Prix ACIDCCAS at Cannes Critics’ Week. His feature films Dooman River, Desert Dream and Fukuoka premiered at the Berlinale.
Selected Filmography: Tang Poetry (04); Grain in Ear (05); Iri (08), Dooman River (10); Love and… (15); Fukuoka (19); Yanagawa (21); The Shadowless Tower (23)