Taiwan’s iconic films of 80s to re-screen in July 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six films directed by Edward Yang (楊德昌) and Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢), two of the most important directors of the New Taiwanese Cinema movement, are to be screened in the cine...

Two Taiwanese films make NYT's '25 Best Films of the 21st Century'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Taiwanese-made films have made it to the New York Times' list of "The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far," including Edward Yang's (楊德昌) "Yi Yi...

Local college student’s short film to screen at Cannes

A Taiwan-made short film has been selected to screen at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, which is taking place May 17-28 in the southern French city. The short film, titled “Towards the Sun,&rd...

Taiwan celebrates World Book Day with series of events

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To promote the habit of reading and encourage the public to take a deeper interest in it, the Ministry of Culture held an inaugural series of events to celebrate the World Book...

Ang Lee chosen as 10th best director of the century

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ang Lee (李安) has been listed as the 10th best film director of the 21st century by website “They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They?,” while two other Taiwanese ...

Barry Jenkins: 'Moonlight' has drawn inspiration from Taiwanese movie 'Three Times'

Taipei (Taiwan News)--Barry Jenkins, director of the newly-minted Academy Awards Best Picture winner Moonlight, said in an interview with a film magazine last year that he drew inspiration from Taiwan...

Jenkins & Chazelle: The young directors at center of Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — At the forefront of this year's Oscar race are two filmmakers in their 30s with seemingly limitless careers ahead of them: Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old wunderkind behind "La La Lan...

Golden Horse Awards bring surprises with no clear frontrunner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most of the winners of the 53rd edition of the Golden Horse Awards in Taipei Saturday were surprises which had not been tipped as ower struggle on a farm in the 1940s. ...

Ashes of French professor and partner scattered at sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ashes of the recently deceased French professor Jacques Picoux and his partner Tseng Ching-chao were scattered at sea near Taitung Tuesday according to the former&rsqu...

Ex-professeur de NTU, Jacques Picoux trouvé mort après une chute de son appartement

Jacques Picoux, le peintre français et professeur retraité de l’Université Nationale de Taiwan (NTU), a été trouvé mort dimanche après-midi apr&e...

Taiwanese star Shu Qi ties knot with Hong Kong actor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese actress Shu Qi married Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Fung in the Czech Republic, reports said Saturday. Shu, who was born 40 years ago as Lin Li-hui, has been one...

Film by Burmese-Taiwanese director chosen for Venice Days contest

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) "The Road to Mandalay", a film by Burmese-Taiwanese director Midi Z, has been selected for competition in the Venice Days, an independent event on the fringes of the Venice Inte...

Taiwan actor dropped from Chinese film over political stance

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Taiwanese actor Leon Dai (戴立忍) was replaced in a film directed by Chinese actress Zhao Wei (趙薇) after he failed to clarify his political stance, the film's production team sai...

MoMA opens retrospective for Taiwanese cinematographer in New York

The first North American retrospective of Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing's works opened Thursday with his film "Crosscurrent," for which he won the Silver Bear for outstanding artisti...

New York Times critic names 'The Assassin' best movie of 2015

Martial arts film "The Assassin" by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien has been chosen by a New York Times film critic as the best movie of 2015. In her list of best movies of 2015 published...