|Chinese name 萬仁 (traditional)|
Name Wan Jen
Children son Wan Yongli 萬永立
Chinese name 万仁 (simplified)
|Spouse(s) Su Ming-Ming 蘇明明 (1996-present)|
Movies The Sandwich Man, Super Citizen Ko, It Takes Two to Tango
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Wan Jen (Chinese: 萬仁; pinyin: Wàn Rén) (born 1950, Taipei) is a Taiwanese filmmaker. He is an influential figure of Taiwan's New Wave cinema movement of the 1980s.
After graduating foreign languages department at Soochow University, he moved to USA, where he received MA in Film from Columbia College in California. While in America, he managed to create two well-received short films. In the early 80s he came back to Taiwan. In 1983 he was invited to direct one of the segments in an omnibus film The Sandwich Man. His episode is entitled The Taste of Apple (蘋果的滋味). The two other parts were directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and Zeng Chuang-hsiang. This movie, together with another anthology film - In Our Time (1982) - is considered a landmark in the emergence of the so-called Taiwanese New Wave. Among his other films, the most significant are Ah Fei (1984), Super Citizen Ko (1995) and Connection by Fate (1998).
Wan Jen focuses mainly on issues concerning Taiwanese society - both historical and current ones. His works are valued for their political and social criticism. In 1996, the Chinese Writer's & Artist's Association awarded him the Chinese Arts Medal for his achievements in the field of film. His wife, Su Ming-Ming, is an actress.