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Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮 ; Cài Míngliàng) is a Taiwanese filmmaker and auteur.
Tsai Ming-liang was born in Malaysia on October 27th 1957. He graduated from the Chinese Cultural University of Taiwan and has written and directed for stage and television. His films have won many awards including the 1994 Golden Lion (Aiqing Wansui, 1994), the Silver Bear for Tian Bian Yi Duo Yuan (2004) and five FIPRESCI awards.
In 2002, he received the distinguished medal of the Knight of Order of Arts and Letters from the French government. His next film will be produced by and shot at the Louvre Museum in France.
His films have been acclaimed worldwide and have won numerous film festival awards. He has written and directed 10 feature films and has many short films and television films. Tsai is one of the most celebrated “Second New Wave” film directors of Taiwanese cinema. [Source: Wikipedia]
“The body always plays an important role in my films. You could say the body is the most beautiful thing we have or you could say it’s the ugliest thing we have. We can sell bodies, we can adore or worship bodies.”