A Reunion of Taiwan and Japanese Filmmakers: 12 Years Later
  • Mickey Chen
  • Hsiao Chu-chen
  • Lo Shin-chieh
    Wang Hsiu-ling
  • Wu Yao-tung
  • Yang Li-zhou
  • Kobayashi Shigeru
  • Matsue Tetsuaki
  • Tsuchiya Yutaka
  • Terashima Mari
  • Wu Yii-feng
  • Yang Li-zhou
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    Born in 1969. Enrolled at Tainan National College of Arts at the time of YIDFF 1999. Has had several successful theatrical releases since, and is now the chairperson of the Taiwan Documentary Development Association.

    I Love (080)

    - TAIWAN / 1999 / Mandarin, Taiwanese / Color / DVCAM / 58 min

    Director, Script, Photography, Editing, Sound: Yang Li-zhou
    Music: Wen Tzu-chieh
    Producer: Michelle Chu
    Production Company, Source: Backstage Studio

    A portrait of a young man who is mentally crushed during compulsory army service as he confronts the corruption, verbal violence, and hypocrisy that fester in the military hierarchy. The filmmaker is his former high school teacher. The title (080) refers to the free-dial code in Taiwan—for soldiers, a cheap way to chat with telephone operators, and also the hot line for whistleblowers. This film won the NETPAC Prize at YIDFF 1999.

    Young at Heart: Grandma Cheerleaders

    - TAIWAN / 2011 / Mandarin, Taiwanese / Color / Blu-ray / 104 min

    Director: Yang Li-zhou
    Photography: Wu Hsin-yu
    Editor: Li Nien-hsiu
    Music: Wen Tzu-chieh
    Producer: Michelle Chu
    World Sales: Joint Entertainment International Inc.

    A cheerleading team with an average age of 70?! The 40 seniors who shake their pom-poms, dance their steps, and call out in rhythm are determined to overcome disease, aging, the death of their partners, and opposition from family. The joyful story counts down their days of training for a grand stage at the Kaohsiung World Games.