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Tsai, Ming–Liang 1957–

TSAI, MingLiang 1957

PERSONAL

Born October 27, 1957, in Kuching, Malaysia. Education: Graduate of Chinese Cultural University of Taiwan.

Career: Director, writer, and producer. Worked as a theatrical producer and television director.

Awards, Honors: Bronze Award, Tokyo International Film Festival, and Prize of the City of Torino, Torino International Festival of Young Cinema, best film in international feature film competition, both 1993, for Ch'ing shaonien na cha; FIPRESCI Prize and nomination for Golden Lion, both Venice International Film Festival, and Golden Horse Award, Golden Horse Film Festival, best director, all 1994, and Silver Screen Award, Singapore International Film Festival, best Asian feature film, 1995, all for Aiqing wansui; Silver Screen Award, Singapore International Film Festival, special jury prize, Silver Hugo Award, Chicago International Film Festival, special jury prize, and nomination for Golden Hugo Award, best film, Silver Berlin Bear and nomination for Golden Berlin Bear, both Berlin International Film Festival, honorable mention for Critics Award, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, and special mention for Channel 4 Director's Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival, all 1997, for He liu; FIPRESCI Prize and nomination for Golden Palm, both Cannes International Film Festival, Gold Hugo Award, best film, Grand Prize of the European Fantasy Film in Silver, nomination for Best Film Award, and nomination for Grand Prize of the European Fantasy Film in Gold, Fantafestival, all Catalonian International Film Festival, all 1998, and Silver Screen awards, Singapore International Film Festival, best Asian director and best Asian feature film, 1999, all for Dong; Grand Prix and Best Director Award, AsiaPacific Film Festival, Silver Hugo awards, best director and grand jury prize, nomination for Golden Palm, and Special Jury Award, Golden Horse Film Festival, all 2001, and Lino Brocka Award and Kodak Vision Award, both Cinemanila International Film Festival, 2002, all for Ni neibian jidian; Grand Prize in fiction category, Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, 2003, for Tianqiao bu jianle Taiwan; named one of the forty best directors in the world, the Guardian, 2003; Golden Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Award and nomination for Golden Lion Award, both Venice International Film Festival, Special Jury Award and nomination for Best Feature Film Award, both Hawaii International Film Festival, Young Audience Award and Award of the City of Nantes, both Nantes Three Continents Festival, and nomination for Golden Horse Award, best director, all 2003, and Golden Tulip, Istanbul International Film Festival, 2004, all for Bu san.

CREDITS

Film Director:

Xiao hai (also known as Boys and Youngsters ), 1991.

Ch'ing shaonien na cha (also known as Rebels of the Neon God and Teenage Norcha ), 1992.

Aiqing wansui (also known as Vive l'amour ), 1994.

He liu (also known as The River ), 1997.

Dong (also known as The Hole and The Last Dance ), Celluloid Dreams, 1998.

Fish, Underground (also known as A Conversation with God ), 2001.

Ni neibian jidian (also known as 7 to 400 Blows, What Time Is It over There?, What Time Is It There?, Et labas, quelle heure estil?, and Qi dao si baj ji ), WinStar Cinema, 2001.

Tianqiao bu jianle Taiwan (short film; also known as The Skywalk Is Gone and Le pont n'est plus la ), Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, 2002.

Bu san (also known as Goodbye, Dragon Inn and Bu jianbusan ), Wellspring Media, 2003.

Film Work; Other:

Executive producer, Bu jian (also known as The Missing ), 2003.

Film Appearances:

Yang Plus or Minus Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema, 1996.

Television Director:

All the Corners of the World, [Taiwan], 1989.

Wo xin renshi de pengyou (movie; also known as My New Friends ), [Taiwan], 1995.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Ce ma ru lin (also known as Run Away ), 1984.

Ch'ing shaonien na cha (also known as Rebels of the Neon God and Teenage Norcha ), 1992.

Aiqing wansui (also known as Vive l'amour ), 1994.

He liu (also known as The River ), 1997.

(With Pingying Yang) Dong (also known as The Hole and The Last Dance ), Celluloid Dreams, 1998.

Ni neibian jidian (also known as 7 to 400 Blows, What Time Is It over There?, What Time Is It There?, Et labas, quelle heure estil?, and Qi dao si baj ji ), WinStar Cinema, 2001.

Tianqiao bu jianle Taiwan (short film; also known as The Skywalk Is Gone and Le pont n'est plus la ), Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, 2002.

Bu san (also known as Goodbye, Dragon Inn and Bu jianbusan ), Wellspring Media, 2003.

Nonfiction:

Tsai MingLiang (autobiography), Dis Voir, 1999.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Film Comment, September/October, 1996, pp. 2023.

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