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Chinese name  萬仁 (traditional)
Name  Wan Jen
Children  son Wan Yongli 萬永立

Pinyin  Wan Ren (Mandarin)
Chinese name  万仁 (simplified)
Role  Filmmaker
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Spouse(s)  Su Ming-Ming 蘇明明 (1996-present)
Movies  The Sandwich Man, Super Citizen Ko, It Takes Two to Tango
People also search for  Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Wu Nien-jen

Rayner and Wan Jen Traditional Chinese Wedding Ceremony (Rough Cut)


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.

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Biography

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.

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