十年再見楊德昌 Tribute to Edward YANG
In 1982, overseas fresh graduate Edward Yang made his entry into the Taiwanese film industry when writer Hsiao Yeh, who was, at the time, working in the programming department of the Central Motion Pictures Corporation(CMPC), invited him to be one of the directors of an omnibus feature In Our Time(1982). In preparing for his own debut That Day, on the Beach(1984), Yang put forth numerous revolutionary ideas that challenged the established system, provoking the senior management of CMPC who then threatened to bring the production to a halt. Right before an important negotiation meeting between Yang and CMPC, the former wrote Hsiao Yeh The Tale of Time, a self-penned fable story that was made in analogy with the necessity of reforming the established system. That was classic Edward Yang. Throughout the 20-something years of his creative career, Yang had always worked with the greatest enthusiasm and perseverance to achieve perfection. Yang was truly an artist who lived for his art.
IWe hope to dedicate this section to our beloved director who had unfortunately suffered a premature departure 10 years ago. It is not only a comprehensive retrospective of Yang’s films, but also brings focus to his former comrades at work and fellow apprentice directors whose creative output was strongly inspired by the late director, illustrating the delicate, interconnected relationships among all these creative talents who shared a common passion for cinema.