© Wing Shya
Chang Chen made his film debut in the late Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day. He rose to fame in the Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000. His film credits include Wong Kar Wai’s Happy Together (1997), 2046 (2004), The Grandmaster (2013), Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Three Times (2005), Tian Zhuangzhuang’s The Go Master (2006) which brought him Best Actor at the 3rd Osaka Asian Film Festival, the historical war epic Red Cliff (2008-2009), The Last Supper directed by Lu Chuan (2012). Chang Chen reunited with Hou Hsiao-hsien in The Assassin, which won Best Director prize at the 2015 Festival de Cannes. In 2017, he returned for Yang Lu’s Brotherhood of Blades II film and recently played in Forever young by Fangfang Li. Chang Chen is now working with Hong Kong photographer turned director Wing Shya on a romantic comedy.
Films presented at Cannes