This 2002 documentary by Hsiao Chu-chen looks at the groundbreaking New Taiwan Cinema movement of the 1980s and ’90s, and features interviews with filmmakers Hou Hsiao-hsien, Sylvia Chang, and Tsai Ming-liang, among others.
The following is a recording of a play cowritten and directed by Edward Yang, a satire that showcases Yang’s talent for working with young actors and his penchant for pointed social critique. The performance took place in Taipei in 1992.
Taiwanese actor Chen Chang was only a teenager when he got the lead role in A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY. He would go on to become a major star, appearing in such films as HAPPY TOGETHER; CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON; and THE GRANDMASTER. In this 2014 interview, Chang discusses his breakthrough debut.