Lu Chuan (陆川 Lù Chuān) is a Chinese filmmaker and screenwriter. He is the son of novelist Lu Tianming. Lu Chuan is a director of new Chinese generation's director, also one of the representative figure of the "sixth generation" directors in China.

Educated at the People's Liberation Army International Relations University in Nanjing, Lu spent two years serving in the Army as a secretary to a general. After his time in the army, Lu attended the Beijing Film Academy for a masters degree in directing. While there, he studied the works of his favorite directors including Ingmar Bergman, Jim Jarmusch, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. His dissertation was on the American filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.

Directorial career
Hailed as a major new voice in Chinese cinema, Lu's first two films were small-budget productions which garnered both Chinese and international acclaim: 2002's The Missing Gun and 2004's Kekexili: Mountain Patrol. Kekexili won a Golden Rooster and a Golden Horse best picture award and Special Jury Prize at the 17th Tokyo International Film Festival.
Lu's third film, the war drama City of Life and Death, was released in April 2009 to both critical and commercial success. At the same time, however, the film's sympathetic portrayal of a Japanese soldier has aroused controversy. Lu Chuan won Achievement in Directing for the film at 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Best Director Award at 4th Asian Film Awards. The film won Best Film and Best Cinematography Awards at 57th San Sebastian Film Festival.

2002 The Missing Gun (寻枪 xún qiāng)
2004 Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (可可西里 Kěkěxīlǐ)
2009 City of Life and Death (南京!南京!Nánjīng !Nánjīng !)
2012 The Last Supper (王的盛宴 wáng de shèngyàn)