SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

TPNWCP Chen Yu-hsun Series 陳玉勳系列: Chen Yu-hsun Director's Q&A

Director Chen Yu-hsun

Date: 30 June 2021Time: 1:30 PM

Finishes: 30 June 2021Time: 3:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Virtual Event

*This event will be held online through Microsoft Teams.

Links to this online Q&A session will also be posted across the Centre's social media channels.

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In this special Q&A session, Director Chen Yu-hsun will join our Taiwan Post-New Wave Cinema Project audience to answer questions on his featured works and share his perspective on Taiwanese film and Taiwan's Post-New Wave.

Director Chen Yu-hsun

Born in 1962 in Taipei, Taiwan, Director Chen Yu-hsun earned an internship opportunity to work at Director Wang Shau-di's studio when he was a university student, developing a strong interest in filmmaking. Director Chen has written numerous scripts and directed for TV dramas. "Tropical Fish," his first feature film released in 1994, received the Golden Horse Awards for Best Original Screenplay. Alongside his film work, Director Chen has also directed TV commercials, music videos and TV dramas, all of which have received positive audience feedback noting Director Chen's humorous and approachable style. In 2013, Director Chen's feature film "Zone Pro Site" topped the box office at NT$300 million, becoming the highest-grossing Taiwanese film of the year.

Director's Filmography

My Missing Valentine (2020)

2020 57th Golden Horse Awards: Best Narrative Feature
2020 57th Golden Horse Awards: Best Director
2020 57th Golden Horse Awards: Best Original Screenplay
2020 57th Golden Horse Awards: Best Visual Effects
2020 57th Golden Horse Awards: Best Film Editing

The Village of No Return (2017)

2017 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival: NETPAC Award

The Laundryman (2015)

Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast (2013)

2014 Asian Film Festival, Reggio Emilia: Best Film

2011 10+10 (screenplay - segment "Hippocamp Hair Salon")

2010 Juliets ("One More Juliet")

Love Go Go (1997)

1997 34th Golden Horse Awards: Best Supporting Actor
1997 34th Golden Horse Awards: Best Supporting Actress

Tropical Fish (1995)

1995 32nd Golden Horse Awards: Best Supporting Act

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