Directorate of Film Festivals to organize retrospective of Ang Lee films


Mumbai: The Directorate of Film Festivals in collaboration with Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre, New Delhi will be hosting Director Ang Lee’s Retrospective Film Festival from 23 – 25 July, 2010 at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.

The five films that will be screened for audiences are: Fine Line, Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

Out of the five films being showcased, four have been produced by Hus Li Kong who will be the guest of honor at the inaugural function. Ang Lee attributes his success to him and feels that without Hsu, he would not have been where he is today.

Ang Lee is a symbol of Taiwan’s creativity. He is one of seven directors to win the Oscar, the Golden Globe, Director’s Guild and BAFTA for the same movie Brokeback Mountain. All his films have been very well received by the audiences not only in Taiwan but all over the world because of the diversity, as well as Lee’s themes of alienation, marginalization and repression. Seeing the popularity of Taiwanese cinema and its physical and global appeal, Thereafter, the movies will be showcased in Pune and Kolkata.