吳念真

WU Nien-Jen

Director , Scriptwriter , Actors/Actress

Wu Nien-Jen was born in a coal miner\'s family in 1952. He started writing short stories for newspapers in 1975, when he was still an accounting majored college student. After writing his first screenplay in 1978, Wu entered Central Motion Picture Corporation (CMPC) as a creative supervisor and worked with several pioneering directors such as HOU Hsiao-Hsien and Edward YANG. Wu has since written more than 75 screenplays that were made into films, and became one of the driving forces for the New Taiwanese Cinema Movement in the early 1980\'s. His works for the Taiwan New Cinema include “The Sandwich Man,”(1983兒子的大玩偶) “That Day on the Beach,”(1983海灘的一天) “Woman of Wrath,”(1984殺夫) “Dust in the Wind,”(1986戀戀風塵) “City of Sadness.”(1989) “Dust in the Wind ”is an semi-autobiographic work of WU. Wu set the record of winning the most Golden Horse Awards to date, among those includes the collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Hong Kong director Anne HUI(許\鞍華) on her film“Song of Exile,”(1990客途秋恨). His novels and screenplays also made him one of the best-selling authors in Taiwan as well. In 1989WU left CMPC to become a freelance scriptwriter. WU Nien-Jen made his directorial debut “A Borrowed Life,(多桑) in 1994. The award winning film commemorates Wu\'s Japanese-educated, hard-working father. The film won the Grand Prize at Torino Film Festival in Italy, and Best Actor and International Critics Awards in Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece. In 1996, Wu wrote and directed his second film “Buddha Bless America,”(太平天國) a political satire set in the 1960s. Besides his directing and writing career, Wu cameo in films from time to time. But it was not until he acted in a series of beer and food products commercials that his acting talent was discovered. He was cast as the leading actor in Edward YANG’s latest film “A One And A Two,” which was critically acclaimed and won several international awards. WU runs his own production company Wu\'s Productions now, and actively writes, directs, produces and performs in both commercials and television programs.

Awards
1992 The 29th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "Hill of No Return"
1990 The 27th Golden Horse Awards Best Feature Film Screenplay "Song of the Exile"
1987 The 24th Golden Horse Awards 最佳電影插曲 "Osmanthus Alley"
1986 The 23th Golden Horse Awards Best Adapted Screenplay "The Two of Us"
1984 The 21th Golden Horse Awards Best Adapted Screenplay "Old Mao's Second Spring"
1981 The 18th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "同班同學"

Nominations
2009 The 46th Golden Horse Awards Best Short Film "Ending Cut"
1995 The 32th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "Super Citizen Ko"
1994 The 31th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "Borrowed Life"
1989 The 26th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "City of Sadness"
1988 The 25th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "海峽兩岸"
1987 The 24th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "Flowers of Paradise"
1983 The 20th Golden Horse Awards Best Adapted Screenplay "The Sandwich Man"
1983 The 20th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "That Day, on the Beach"

Filmography:

Year Title
2016 Mole of Life 
2016 My Egg Boy 
2016 Busan International Film Festival-A Window on Asian Cinema
2014 The Boar King 
2013 Zone Pro Site 
2014
Berlin International Film Festival – Culinary Cinema
CAAMFest – Official Selection
CinemAsia Film Festival – Official Selection
Washington, DC International Film Festival – Official Selection
Food Film Festival Amsterdam – Audience Award
Asian Film Festival (Italy) – Best Film Award
New York Asian Film Festival – Official Selection
Artfilm Fest International Film Festival (Slovakia) – Official Selection
Fünf Seen Film Festival/Five Lanes Film Festival (Germany) – Official Selection
Taipei Film Awards – Best Art Direction Award & Best Supporting Actress Award
New York Asian Film Festival – Audience Award
Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival - Outdoor Screening
Devour! The Food Film Fest (Canada) – Golden Tine Award for Best Feature Drama
2013
Taipei Film Festival – Official Selection
Busan International Film Festival – Open Cinema
Tokyo International Film Festival – World Focus
Hawaii International Film Festival – Official Selection
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival – Official Selection
2013 The Sandwich Man (Digital Restoration) 
2013 Dust In The Wind (Digital Restoration) 
1987 Festival des 3 Continents-Best Cinematography, Best Score
1987 Troia International Film Festival-Best Director
1987 Tokyo International Film Festival
2011 10+10 
2011 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Opening Film
2012 Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin Panorama
2006 Island Etude 
2007 Taipei Film Festival, Media recommendation and Judges Awards
2007 Japan Ocean Film Festival, Judges Award
2007 Vancouver Film Festival
2007 Asian Ocean Film Festival IN Opening
2007 Academy Awards
2008 Seattle International Film Festival
2009 Deauville Asian Film Festival
2000 A ONE AND A TWO 
2000 The 53rd Cannes International Film Festival, Best Director Award
2000 Sarajevo Film Festival, Best Film Award
2000 The 25th Toronto International Film Festival
2000 The 19th Vancouver International Film Festival, Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award
2000 The 38th New York Film Festival
2000 The 36th Chicago International Film Festival
2000 The 5th Pusan International Film Festival, A Window on Asian Cinema Section
2000 The 13th Tokyo International Film Festival
2000 The 44th London Film Festival
2001 The 25th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Closing Film
2001 The 15th Fribourg International Film Festival, Grand Prix Jury Award
2000 Pure Accidents 
2000 37th Golden Horse Awards Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2000 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
2000 Taipei Film Festival
2000 The 45th Asia Pacific Film Festival
2001 The 2nd Jeonju International Film Festival
1998 俠盜正傳 
1997 HHH PORTRAIT OF HOU HSIAO-HSIEN 
1996 MAHJONG 
1996 Buddha Bless America 
1995 Super Citizen Ko 
1998 Fajr International Film Festival-Best Script Award
1995 Golden Horse Awards-Best Actor
1995 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
1995 號角響起 
1994 A Borrowed Life 
1994 THE GOD,THE TAOIST,THE GOBLIN 
1993 異域Ⅱ孤軍 
1993 THE PUPPETMASTER  
1992 阿呆 
1992 Hill of No Return  
1992 Golden Horse Award – Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
1991 情定威尼斯 
1991 上海假期 
1990 兄弟珍重 
1990 兩個油漆匠 
1990 客途秋恨 
1989 風雨操場 
1989 寒假有夠長 
1989 A City of Sadness 
1989 感恩歲月 
1989 魯冰花 
1988 老科的最後一個秋天 
1988 老師,有問題 
1988 大頭仔 
1988 大頭仔(台語) 
1988 AUTUMN TEMPEST 
1987 大遠景 
1987 Daughter of the Nile 
2016 Berlin International Film Festival-Retrospective - Berlinale Classics
1987 Golden Horse Awards: Best Score
1987 Italy Turin Intl. Fest.: Special Jury Award
1988 Hong Kong Intl. Film Fest.
1988 Cannes Intl. Film Fest.
1988 Pesaro Film Fest.
1988 Jerusalem Film Fest.
1988 La Rochelle International Film Festival
1988 Gijon Intl. Film Fest. for Children & Young People
1988 Edinburgh Film Fest.
1988 Locarno Intl. Film Fest.
1988 The New York Film Fest.
1988 Toronto Intl. Film Fest.
1988 Vancouver Intl. Film Fest.
1988 Mostra Intl.de Cinema
1988 Chicago Intl. Film Fest.
1988 London Film Fest.
1989 Boston Film Fest.?Seattle Intl. Film Fest.
1990 Orleans Cinema Festival, France
1991 Montreal World Film Fest.
1987 芳草碧連天 
1987 Be My Lovely Child Again 
1988 Asia Pacific Film Festiva - Best Supporting Actress 1987 Golden Horse Award - Best Supporting Actress
1987 校園青春樂 
1987 Osmanthus Alley 
1986 校園檔案 
1986 Dust in The Wind 
1987 Nantes Fest. Of Three Continents, Best cinematography, Best score.
1987 Hong Kong Intl. Film Fest.
1987 Sydney Flm Fest.
1987 Jerusalem Film Fest.
1987 Troia Intl. Film Fest.
1987 London Film Fest.
1987 Hawaii Film Fest.
1987 Edinburgh Film Fest.
1987 Tokyo Intl. Film Fest.
1987 Toronto Intl. Film Fest.
1987 Mostra Intl.de Cinema
1987 Vancouver Intl. Film Fest.
1987 Montrel International World Film Festival
1987 Asian Pacific Film Fest.
1988 Fest. Intl. de Films Fribourg
1988 Pesaro Film Fest.
1988 La Rochelle Interntioanl Film Festival, France
1990 Chicago Intl. Film Fest.
1990 Asian American Internatinal Film Fesitval
1990 Toronto Intl. Film Fest.: Hou Hsiao-hsian Retrospective
1985 台北神話 
1985 八番坑口的新娘 
1985 Taipei Story 
1985 打鬼救夫 
1985 好個翹課天 
1985 Woman of Wrath 
1985 國四英雄傳 
1985 唐朝綺麗男 
1985 My Favorite Season 
1985 慈悲的滋味 
1984 戰爭前夕 
1984 頑皮男生俏女生 
1984 A Lily in the Valley 
1984 Old Mo's Second Spring 
1984 在室男 
1984 小爸爸的天空 
1984 Nature is Quiet Beautiful 
1983 All The King’s Men 
1983 又見阿Q 
1983 出外人 
1983 The Sandwich Man 
1983 Papa? Can You Hear Me Sing? 
1983 香火 
1983 THAT DAY ON THE BEACH  
1982 動員令 
1982 畢業班 
1982 慧眼識英雄 
1982 誰是無業遊民 
1982 超級勇士 
1982 台北甜心 
1982 四年二班 
1981 同班同學 
1981 男女合班 
1981 飛越補習班 
1981 歡喜冤家 
1980 明天只有我 
1980 年輕人的心聲 
1980 西風的故鄉 

As Film Director:
1994 A Borrowed Life
1996 Buddha Bless America
2011 10+10 (segment "A Grocery Called Forever")
As Scriptwriter:
1979 Gone with Honor
1980 The Blind Love
1980 Sailing for Tomorrow
1981 Tong Ban Tong Xue
1981 Nan Nu He Ban
1981 Kuo-Hao Crams for College
1981 The Merry Couple
1982 The Switch
1982 The City
1982 A Lily in the Valley
1982 Taipei Sweet Heart
1982 The Graduation Trip
1982 Return of the Electric Love
1982 Portrait of a Fanatic
1982 Happy Days in the Army
1982 Chao Ji Yong Shi
1982 Dangerous Seventeen
1982 Graduating Class
1982 I Shall Return
1983 Send in the Clowns
1983 The Sandwich Man
1983 That Day on the Beach
1983 Traveller
1983 Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing?
1983 All The King's Men
1984 The First Stitch
1984 Old Mao's Second Spring
1984 The Woman of Wrath
1984 Out of the Blue
1984 North South West East
1984 Nature Is Quiet Beautiful
1984 Impending War
1884 Man Niu De Er Zi
1985 Taste of Mercy
1985 The Loser, the Hero
1985 Myth of a City
1985 Story of a Bride
1985 Wu Nu
1985 The Campus Incidents
1985 Da Gui Jiu Fu
1985 One Bright Day
1986 Dust in the Wind
1986 The First Switch
1887 The Two of Us
1987 Love Is Grown With Flower
1987 Be My Lovely Child Again
1987 Osmanthus Alley
1988 Sir, Tell Me Why
1988 Lao Ke De Zui Hou Yi Ge Qiu Tian
1988 The Third Bridge
1988 Gangland Odyssey
1988 Autumn Tempest
1989 Honor The Father
1989 The Long Vocation
1989 Young and Happy School Music
1989 Two Painters
1989 A City of Sadness
1989 Lessons of the Playground
1989 The Dull-Ice Flower
1990 Fraternity
1990 Song of the Exile
1990 Sunless Days
1990 My American Grandson
1990 Fatal Recall
1991 Zodiac Killers
1991 Love in Venice
1992 Hill of No Return
1992 Joe-Goody
1993 The Puppet Master
1993 End of the Road
1994 A Borrowed Life
1994 The God, the Taoist, the Goblin
1995 Super Citizen Ko
1996 Forever Friends
1996 Buddha Bless America
1998Chivalrous Legend
2011 10+10 (segment "A Grocery Called Forever")
2013 A New Year, the Same Days
As Actor
1983 That Day on the Beach
1984 Out of the Blue
1984 I Love Mary
1985 My Favorite Season
1985 Taipei Story
1985 Tong Chee Yi Li Nan
1987 Daughter of the Nile
1989 A City of Sadness
1996 Buddha Bless America
1996 Mahjong
2000 Pure Accidents
2000 Yi Yi
2000 Bloody Secret
2007 Island Etude
2013 Zone Pro Site
2013 Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (Narrator)
2014 The Boar King
2015 Fly, Kite Fly (Narrator)
2016 Mole of Life
2016 My Egg Boy
As Executive Producer
2000 Pure Accidents

Update:2018/12/26
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