As I searched the streets of Taipei for faces to film, some verses began to appear in my mind. I wrote them down: There is some light, there is a story. Your face tells of the passage of time and places you have journeyed. In your eyes, there is a tinge of confusion and sadness. There is some light, there is a story. Your face tells of love and the places it hides in. In your eyes, there is a sparkle and some darkness. This is the meaning of the film.
He is one of the greatest exponents of the “Second Wave” of Taiwanese cinema, with an extensive, radical and unforgettable filmography that contains such celebrated films as Goodbye, Dragon Inn, The Wayward Cloud or I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone. With Vive l’amour he won the Golden Lion in Venice, with The River he won the Special Jury Prize in Berlin and with Stray Dogs, again in Venice, he won the Grand Jury Prize.
Filmography: The Night (short, 2021, D'A 2022), The Moon and the Tree (short, 2021, D'A 2022), Rizi (Days) (2020, D'A 2021), Your Face (2018, D'A 2019), Afternoon (2015), Autumn Days (short, 2015, D'A 2022), Journey to the West (2014), Stray Dogs (2013, D’A 2014), Visage (2009), No quiero dormir solo (2006), El sabor de la sandía (2005), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, D'A 2021), The Skywalk Is Gone (short, 2002, D'A 2022), ¿Qué hora es? (2001), The Hole (1998), El río (1997), Viva el amor (2004), Rebeldes del dios Neón (1992)