Rain Li - Writer / Director

Rain Li comes from a background in cinematography. She has collaborated with renowned cinematographer/director Christopher Doyle ('In the Mood for Love', 'Hero', 'Rabbit Proof Fence', Lady in the Water etc), on twelve projects to date. She has also collaborated with many internationally renowned directors, including Jim Jarmusch, Gus Van Sant and Mike Figgis. One of her films, "Paranoid Park" by Gus Van Sant, received the "Special 60th Anniversary Prize of the International Cannes Film Festival" in 2007.

She was voted one of the '10 Best Cinematographers of The Year' by Variety in 2007 and received the 'Best Cinematography' award from the Boston Film Critic in 2009. Hollywood Reporter has featured her as one of the most talented cinematographers of the next generation.

In recent years she has focused has shifted towards directing. She's directed commercials and short films for various international-renowned luxury fashion brands, including Dries Van Noten, Yohji Yamamoto and Phillip Lim.

She is a unique filmmaker, who has a strong creative vision and has versed in both western and eastern cultures. The core of her work is telling captivating stories that engage audiences with powerful images and atmospheric sounds. Her work has been described as "romanticism vs aggression" and "surrealism vs reality". It is her desire to bring her unique vision, voice and experiences to world cinema.

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