Stanley Kwan

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Stanley Kwan (traditional Chinese: 關錦鵬; simplified Chinese: 关锦鹏); born 9 October 1957) is a Hong Kong film director and producer.

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Stanley Kwan
Chinese: 關錦鵬
Stanley Kwan
Stanley Kwan in 2008
Born (1957-10-09) 9 October 1957 (age 66)
AwardsHong Kong Film AwardsBest Director, 1988 Rouge

Golden Horse AwardsBest Director, 2001 Lan Yu

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese關錦鵬
Simplified Chinese关锦鹏

Kwan landed a job at TVB after receiving a mass communications degree at Hong Kong Baptist College. Kwan's first film was Women (1985), which starred Chow Yun-fat, and was a big box-office success.

Kwan's films often deal sympathetically with the plight of women and their struggles with romantic affairs of the heart. Rouge (1987), Full Moon in New York (1989), Center Stage (1992; a.k.a. Actress), a biopic on silent film star Ruan Lingyu and Everlasting Regret (2005), are all such typical Kwan films. Red Rose White Rose (1994) is an adaptation of a novella of the same name by Eileen Chang. The film was entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] His 1998 film Hold You Tight won the Alfred Bauer Prize and Teddy Award at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

Kwan came out as a gay man in 1996 in Yang ± Yin, his documentary looking at the history of Chinese-language film through the prism of gender roles and sexuality. He is one of the few openly gay directors in Asia and one of the very few to have worked on these themes.[3] His Lan Yu (2001) adapts a gay love story originally published on the Internet.

Kwan is also an occasional lecturer at the City University of Hong Kong, where he teaches directing and writing to students.[4][5]

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