蔡明亮

TSAI Ming-Liang

Director , Scriptwriter , Executive Producer

TSAI Ming-Liang was born in Kuchin, Malaysia where his grandfather and father had been settled. He arrived in Taiwan in 1977. Graduated in 1981 from Department of Dramatic Art at the Chinese Culture University, TSAI wrote plays, and directed 3 plays, including "Instant Bean Sauce Noodle,"(1981) and "A Sealed Door in the Dark"(1982), on stage that humorously dealt with issues such as lonelyness and frenetic urban styles in contemporary Taiwan society. In 1983, he was the writer, theater director and the one and only actor for "A Wardrobe in the Room," which was about the city dweller voluntary entrenchment behind solitude, which became recurrent in his film works. TSAI then devoted ten years in directing television dramas and film scripts. In 1989, he directed his first made-for-TV film "Corners of the World".

For "The Kid," (1991) one of his TV films, TSAI Ming-Liang discovered LEE Kang-Sheng in a videogame parlor. Without any acting training, LEE became his favorite actor. For him, TSAI wrote "Rebels of the Neon God," and starting from this film, LEE has been Xiao-Kang, the central character in all of TSAI Ming-Liang's films. In 1993, TSAI's first feature film "Rebels of the Neon God" won the Tokyo Broze Prize in Tokyo International Film Festival. In 1994, with "Vive l'Amour", he received the Gold Lion Award at Venice Film Festival. In 1997, "The River" won the Silver Bear Award at Berlin International Film Festival and the Fipresci Award. In 1999 TSAI made "The Hole" and received Fipresci Award in Cannes for it. In the beginning of 2001, TSAI Ming-Liang finished his fifth feature "What Time is it There?" and won the Technical Prize for Sound Recording in Cannes in 2001. He completed a short film "The Skywalk is Gone" in 2002. His latest film "Goodbye, Dragon Inn" was shown in 2003. At the same time, he produced LEE Kang-Sheng's first directing feature film "The Missing." In 2005,TASI Ming-Liang has finished his new film work"THE Wayward Cloud."

Tsai Ming-liang, the most erotic, sexual and sensitive filmmaker of our time. He knows perfectly well how to express the pain of the human body, yet he doesn’t forget to poke fun at it. As such, his films are able to retain a lighthearted mood while at the same time delve into deep and dark issues of the human condition.

Awards
2013 The 50th Golden Horse Awards Best Director “Stray Dogs”
2001 The 38th Golden Horse Awards Special Jury Award for Filmmaker
1994 The 31st Golden Horse Awards Vive L'amour Best Director

Nominations
2015 The 52th Golden Horse Awards Best Short Film “No No Sleep”
2009 The 46th Golden Horse Awards Best Director “Face”
2005 The 42th Golden Horse Awards Best Director “The Wayward Cloud”
2003 The 40th Golden Horse Awards Best Director “Goodbye, Dragon Inn”
2001 The 38th Golden Horse Awards Best Director “What Time Is It There?”
2001 The 38th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay “What Time Is It There?”
1992 The 29th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay “Rebels Of the Neon God”
1992 The 29th Golden Horse Awards Best Director “Rebels Of the Neon God”
1986 The 23th Golden Horse Awards Best Adapted Screenplay “陽春老爸”

Filmography:

Year Title
2018 Your Face 
2018 Venice Film Festival 2018 Busan International Film Festival - A Window on Asian Cinema 2018 New York Film Festival
2017 The Deserted  
2013 Stray Dogs 
2009 Face 
2009 Cannes Film Festival, Internation Competition: 300 thousands
2006 I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone 
2006 Italian Venice Film Festival
2006 Toronto International Film Festival
2006 Sao Paulo International Film Festival
2007 Fribourg International Film Festival
2007 Febiofest International Film Festival
2007 Barcelona Asia Film Festival
2007 New Zealand International Film Festival
2007 India Osian'cinefan Film Festival
2004 The Wayward Cloud 
Winning 2005 Berlin Inrnational Film Festival The Silver Bear for an outstanding artistic contribution,The Alfred Bauer Prize,FIPRESCI PRIZES for Competition    Festival des trois continents Nantes, Winner Best director
2003 THE MISSING 
2003 The 40th Golden Horse Awards Best Picture Nominated 2003 Belgrade International Film Festival 2003 The 8th Pusan International Film Festival, Best Film Award, New Currents Competition Section 2003 Mostra BR de cinema 2003 The 16th Tokyo International Film Festival 2003 Nantes Three Continents Festival, Surprise Screening Section 2004 The 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam Tiger Award, KNF Award, NETPAC Award 2004 The 17th Singapore International Film Festival 2004 The 28th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Firebird Awards For Young Cinema Section 2004 The 27th Goteborg Film Festival, Asian Hots Section 2004 The 23nd Vancouver International Film Festival, Dragons and Tigers Section
2003 GOODBYE DRAGON INN 
2003 The 40th Golden Horse Awards, Best Taiwanese Film of the Year, Best Picture Nomination
2003 Belgrade International Film Festival
2003 The 60th Venice International Film Festival(Mostra Venice), Competition Section - Winner FIPRESCI Prize
2003 The 28th Toronto International Film Festival
2003 The 22nd Vancouver International Film Festival, Dragons and Tigers Section
2003 The 8th Pusan International Film Festival, A Window On Asian Cinema Section
2003 The 39th Chicago International Film Festival, Winner Gold Plaque for "its highly distinctive vision"
2003 The 41st New York Film Festival
2003 Mostra BR de cinema
2003 The 48th Asia Pacific Film Festival, Jury Award, Best Actress in Supporting Role Award
2003 The 47th London Film Festival, World Cinema Section
2003 The 23rd Hawaii International Film Festival, Golden Maile Award Competition Section
2003 The 16th Tokyo International Film Festival, Winds of Asia Section
2003 Festival des trois continents Nantes, Winner Best director & Young Audience
2004 The 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam, Cinema Regained Section
2004 The 28th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Closing Film
2002 THE SKYWALK IS GONE 
2002 The 21st Vancouver International Film Festival
2002 The 7th Pusan International Film Festival, Wide Angle Section
2002 The 39th Golden Horse Award, Best Short Film Nomination
2003 Taipei Film Festival, Masters\' Short Films
2003 The 32nd International Film Festival Rotterdam
2003 San Francisco International Asia American Film Festival
2003 The 5th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema2003 The 46th San Francisco International Film Festival
2003 The 16th Singapore International Film Festival
2003 The 39th Chicago International Film Festival
2003 Mostra BR de cinema (Sao Paulo International Film Festival)
2003 The 47th London Film Festival
2003 The 17th Fribourg International Film Festival
2001 WHAT TIME IS IT THERE? 
2001 The 54th Cannes International Film Festival, Competition Section, Best Technical Award
2001 The 6th Pusan International Film Festival, A Window on Asian Cinema Section
2001 The 39th New York Film Festival
2001 The 46th Asia Pacific Film Festival, Best Film Award, Best Director Award, Best Actress in Supporting Role Award
2001 The 4th Bangkok Film Festival, Best Director Award
2001 The 20th Vancouver International Film Festival
2001 The 37th Chicago International Film Festival, Special Jury Award, Best Director Award, Special Jury Cinematography Award
2001 Golden Horse Award Special Jury Award, Special Jury Award
2008 Moscow International Film Festival
1998 THE HOLE 
1997 The River 
1997 Berlin International Film Festival,Gold Bear,FIPRESCI Prizes
1997 So Paulo International Film Festival
1997 Singapore International Film Festival
1997 Chicago International Film Festival
2008 Moscow International Film Festival
1994 Vive L'Amour 
1994 The 16th Festival of the 3 Continents,Best Director,Best Actor
1994 Venice International Film Festival, Golden Lion
1995 Singapore International Film Festival,Best Film
2008 Moscow International Film Festival
1992 Rebels of the Neon God 
1993 Tokyo International Film Festival-New Director Bronze Award
1993 Festival des 3 Continents-Best Debut Feature Film
1993 Torino Film Festival-Best Picture
1987 黃色故事 
1983 風車與火車 

As Director:
1989 All Corners of the World (TV Drama)
1991 Youngsters (TV Drama)
1992 Rebels of the Neon God
1994 Vive L'Mour
1995 My New Friends (TV Drama)
1996 The River
1998 The Hole
2001 What Time Is It There?
A Conversation With God (documentary)
2003 The Skywalk is Gone (Short)
Goodbye,Dragon Inn
2005 A Wayward Cloud
2006 I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
2008 Madame Butterfly (part of the Lucca Film Festival project "Twenty Puccini")
2009 Face
2012 No Form (Short)
Diamond Sutra/ Sleepwalk(Short)
2014 Journey to the West
2015 Xiao Kang (Short)
2017 The Deserted(Short)
As Scriptwriter:
1984 Run Away
1992 Rebels of the Neon God
1994 Vive L'Mour
1996 The River
1998 The Hole
2001 What Time Is It There?
2003 Goodbye,Dragon Inn
2005 A Wayward Cloud
2006 I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
2009 Face
2012 No Form (Short)
Diamond Sutra/ Sleepwalk (Short)
2013 Stray Dogs
Xing Zai Shui Shang(Short)
2014 Journey to the West
As Executive Producer:
2003 The Missing
2007 Help Me Eros

Update:2018/12/26
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