China-US director Chloe Zhao, who just became the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for best director for the film Nomadland, seen at the 41st Deauville American Film Festival in September 2015. Photo: EPA-EFE
China-US director Chloe Zhao, who just became the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for best director for the film Nomadland, seen at the 41st Deauville American Film Festival in September 2015. Photo: EPA-EFE
Cinema

Nomadland’s Chloé Zhao: from Beijing to the Golden Globes – meet the Chinese director of Marvel’s Eternals already being compared to Ang Lee

  • Like Taiwanese director Ang Lee, she has won a Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, attended New York University and balances blockbusters with artier fare
  • Her dad managed a Beijing steel factory and her stepmother is a famous comedian/actress, Song Dandan, often seen on the CCTV Spring Festival Gala

China-US director Chloe Zhao, who just became the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for best director for the film Nomadland, seen at the 41st Deauville American Film Festival in September 2015. Photo: EPA-EFE
China-US director Chloe Zhao, who just became the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for best director for the film Nomadland, seen at the 41st Deauville American Film Festival in September 2015. Photo: EPA-EFE
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