until the opening
of the Festival de Cannes 2019
Director TAIWAN

Edward YANG

Edward YANG
Biography

Film director and screenwriter, Edward Yang was born in Shanghai, raised in Taipei. He was an accomplished Manga artist at the age of twelve. He chose to pursue science and technology, and went on to earn advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering in the US. Following a career in micro-computer design in Seattle, Yang returned to Taipei in 1981 to realize his life-long dream of becoming a filmmaker. The first film project he participated as writer/director, In Our Time (1982), is recognized as the ground breaking film for the Taiwan New Wave. He has since worked in film and theatre. The award winning feature films he made include That Day, on the Beach (1983), Taipei Story (1985), The Terroriser (1986), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), A Confucian Confusion (1994), Mahjong (1996), and Yi Yi (1999), which won him the Best Director's prize in Cannes 2000.

Films presented at Cannes

GU LING JIE SHAO NIAN SHA REN SHI JIAN A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY 2009 Cannes Classics Set decorator, Director, Script / Dialogue
YI YI 2000 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
Film poster
DULI SHIDAI 1994 In Competition – Feature Films Set decorator, Director, Script / Dialogue

Awards

A ONE AND A TWO...
YI YI 2000 Award for Best Director Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
President - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2005
Member - Feature films - 2001
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Directors

Asghar FARHADI

Asghar FARHADI

Director
Andrea ARNOLD

Andrea ARNOLD

Director
Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Director
Claude LANZMANN

Claude LANZMANN

Helmut KÄUTNER

Helmut KÄUTNER

Director
Jean DELANNOY

Jean DELANNOY

Director
Milos FORMAN

Milos FORMAN

Director
Marie AMACHOUKELI

Marie AMACHOUKELI

Réalisatrice
Sergei LOZNITSA

Sergei LOZNITSA

Director
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