MAO MAO COOL
Director & Writer
Zhang Yang was born March 28, 1967 in Beijing, China. He graduated from the Director's Department of the Central Theatre Academy. His works, including romantic drama (SPICY LOVE SOUP, 1997), road movie comedy (GETTING HOME, 2007, FULL CIRCLE, 2012) and powerful drama (SUNFLOWER, 2004, SOUL ON A STRING, 2016), achieved great recognition internationally. His films premiered in and won awards at acclaimed festivals as San Sebastian IFF, the Berlinale, Stockholm FF and Tokyo IFF. In recent years, Zhang Yang has moved into documentary film making, with PATHS OF THE SOUL (2015) as his first feature documentary, which premiered in Toronto IFF.