Liu Fendou

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.
Liu Fendou
Chinese name 劉奮斗 (traditional)
Chinese name 刘奋斗 (simplified)
Pinyin Líu Fèn Dǒu (Mandarin)
Born 1969
Beijing, China
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film producer
Years active 1990s-2000s

Liu Fendou (simplified Chinese: 刘奋斗; traditional Chinese: 劉奮斗; pinyin: Líu Fèn Dǒu) (born 1969, Beijing) is a Chinese film director, screenwriter and film producer.


Born in Beijing, Liu Fendou spent some time in the United States in his youth doing "generally doing a whole lot of nothing" until returning to Beijing in 1995.[1]

Upon his return to China, Liu entered into the film world, and soon became a major figure in China's independent film scene. Beginning his career as a screenwriter collaborating with Zhang Yang in his films Spicy Love Soup, and Shower, and Shi Runjiu in Beautiful New World, Liu eventually moved on to founding his own independent production company, Electric Orange Entertainment, which helped finance and produce Zhang Yibai's debut film Spring Subway.[1]

In 2004, Liu released his directorial debut, the comedy-drama Green Hat. It was followed by the release of Ocean Flame, produced by Simon Yam Tat-wah, in 2008.


As screenwriter

Year English Title Chinese Title Director
1997 Spicy Love Soup 爱情麻辣烫 Zhang Yang
1999 A Beautiful New World 美丽新世界 Shi Runjiu
1999 Shower 洗澡 Zhang Yang
2003 Spring Subway 开往春天的地铁 Zhang Yibai
2004 Green Hat 绿帽子 Liu Fendou
2008 Ocean Flame 一半是火焰,一半是海水 Liu Fendou
2008 Plastic City 塑料城市 Yu Lik-wai

As director

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
2004 Green Hat 绿帽子 FIPRESCI Prize winner at the 2004 Thessaloniki Film Festival
2008 Ocean Flame 一半是火焰,一半是海水
2013 Night Blooming 隔窗有眼

As producer

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
2002 Spring Subway 开往春天的地铁 First film produced by Liu's Electric Orange Entertainment


  1. 1.0 1.1 "CineFile: Adios, Auteur". that's Beijing Magazine. 2002-04-15. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 

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