Jin Yimeng

Chinese Name: 金依萌
Born: April 1, 1976
From: Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Occupation: Director, screenwriter
Worked with Ziyi: 1 time

Sophie’s Revenge (2009)

Yimeng Jin, born in China, is writer/director of several feature films. Her most recent feature film Sophie’s Revenge (2009) earned 100M RMB ($15M USD) in China, making her the first female director to break the symbolic 100M RMB box office barrier and the first filmmaker to prove a romantic comedy could be a large scale commercial success in China. Previously, she wrote and directed Sailfish (2008), a sports drama set during the Cultural Revolution that was made for release during the Beijing Olympic Games. Her short film, The 17th Man (2004), won third place at the 2004 Student Emmy Awards, Best Director, Best Script and Best Art Direction at the 2004 Fearless Tale Film Festival, Best Lounge Short at Sonoma film festival, and was an Official Selection in Cannes Film Festival (2004). She was also a pop music singer and cartoonist who published three cartoon books in 2001 and 2009 with the Beijing Publishing House. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Italian Opera at the China Conservancy of Music, and a Master’s in Filmmaking from Flodia State University’s Film School. -IMDb


♦ She is the first woman director that Ziyi worked with.