Leste Chen

Leste Chen (陳正道) is a Taiwanese film director.

Born March 3, 1981, Leste CHEN is one of the fastest-emerging young directors in Taiwan.  Despite his tender age and student status, he has already had extensive directing experience both on film and video.  He has directed 7 music videos for artists including Taiwan’s most popular rock band Mayday, Hong Kong songstress Joey Yung and Hong Kong actor/singer Eason Chan.  His short films have been nominated for two consecutive years at the Taipei Film Festival Taipei Film Awards.

Leste Chen’s works are characterized by mood, fluid camera movement, stylized production design, compelling use of music, nuanced performances from young actors, and themes of young love exposed against cruel circumstances.  He is an avid film buff, and enjoys watching films on the big screen at least once a week.  His cinematic influences include Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Amenabar, Alfonso Cuaron, Iwai Shunji, and Kim Ji-Woon.

“Distance” (2002, DV, 20 minutes)
Nominated in Golden Horse Digital Shorts Program 2002
Nominated for Taipei Film Festival Taipei Film Awards 2003
Official Selection- Purely 16 Film Festival 2003
Official Selection- Hong Kong Chinese Independent Film and Video Showcase 2003
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2005

“Fade Away” (2003, 16mm, 55 minutes)
Financed by EMG (Emperor Multimedia Group) in Hong Kong.
Nominated for Taipei Film Festival Taipei Film Awards 2004

“Uninhibited” (2003, in post-production, 16mm, 70 minutes)
Recipient of Taiwan GIO short film subsidy (1 million NT)
Official Selection- Purely 16 Film Festival 2004
Official Invitation- International Week of Film Critics, Venice Film Festival 2004
Official Invitation- Tokyo International Film Festival 2004 Winds of Asia

Poster for the movie "Battle of Memories"

Battle of Memories

When a famous writer (Huang Bo) decides to have his memories wiped to forget a divorce, he regrets it. Attempting to recover the memories, he becomes haunted by psychopathic thoughts, acting out in ways both he and those around him could never imagine. A companion film to director Leste Chen’s 2014 film The Great Hypnotist.

Poster for the movie "The Heirloom"

The Heirloom

A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.

Poster for the movie "Miss Granny"

Miss Granny aka 20 Once Again

Poster for the movie "Miss Granny"

Miss Granny (2015)

131 min - Comedy - 15 January 2015
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A visit to the photographer’s returns the physical looks of a 70-year-old grandmother back to her 20s. Things get even stranger when his grandson asks her to join his band, and his best friend begins to fall for her.

Director:  Leste Chen

Storyline

A visit to the photographer’s returns the physical looks of a 70-year-old grandmother back to her 20s. Things get even stranger when his grandson asks her to join his band, and his best friend begins to fall for her.


Collections: Leste Chen

Genres: Comedy

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Country:   South Korea,   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  15 January 2015

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  CJ Entertainment

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 11 min

Miss Granny aka 20 Once Again. 20 Once Again[4][5][6] (Chinese: 重返20岁) is a 2015 Chinese comedy film directed by Leste Chen and starring Yang Zishan, Kuei Ya-lei, Bolin Chen and Lu Han. The film is a remake of the South Korean movie Miss Granny. It was released on January 8, 2015.

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Poster for the movie "The Great Hypnotist"

The Great Hypnotist

The famous psychologist Xu Ruining has a raising career, when he met the troublesome patient Ren Xiaoyan. The meeting is not easy as feeble-looking Ren is point by point against him.

Poster for the movie "Love on Credit"

Love on Credit

Xiaoqing and Xiaohong are twins with distinctive, different personalities. Xiaoqing believes in true love while Xiaohong only cares about money. Drama ensues when they both start pursuing love for the sake of money.

Poster for the movie "101 Proposals"

101 Proposals

Huang Da is a down on his luck ordinary guy who has desperate for love and tries to propose to a beautiful young cellist. His attempts to propose are complicated by a rich, charming and handsome rival who is determined to win the girl’s hand at all costs. Can Huang Da with his heart of gold triumph in love over a man who has everything he does not?