WOMEN BEHIND THE LENS
Jesse Szymanski | February 17, 2021
Lulu Wang is a Chinese-American film director, writer, and producer. She is best known for writing and directing Posthumous and The Farewell. She has also directed, written, and produced many short films, music videos and documentaries.
Wang is a classically trained pianist, starting lessons at age four and attending the New World School of the Arts, but chose not to pursue that path. In her senior year at college, Wang watched Steven Shainberg's film Secretary, which she says inspired her to become a filmmaker. She then took two film production courses and made several short films while still at college. Also while still studying, she received the Best Beginning Film Award at the Boston College Baldwin Awards for Storyteller, which she made together with fellow BC student Tony Hale.
The Farewell was one of 2019's ten recipients of the AFI Awards for "films that are culturally and artistically representative" of 2019's "most significant achievements in the art of the moving image." Her feature film also beat out the Avengers movie in the box office as it premiered.
"As long as I'm making something from my voice, from my perspective there will be Asian American content because I am the storyteller." - Lulu Wang
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