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Taiwanese director Chang Yi dreams of competing with Disney Tale

Taiwanese film director Chang Yi feels that cinema and feature films will continue to be relevant despite shortening attention spans and the availability of free videos on social media.
Taiwanese film director Chang Yi feels that cinema and feature films will continue to be relevant despite shortening attention spans and the availability of free videos on social media.PHOTO: COURTESY OF CHANG YI
Chang Yi's multi-award winning film Kuei-Mei, A Woman (1985) stars Loretta Yang (left and right), who is also his wife.
Chang Yi's multi-award winning film Kuei-Mei, A Woman (1985) stars Loretta Yang (left and right), who is also his wife. PHOTOS: SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL, COURTESY OF LORETTA YANG

Film-maker Chang Yi, who has set up an animated film studio, hopes to create an animation style distinct to Chinese art and culture

Chang Yi gave up film-making for glass art in the 1980s despite being one of Taiwan's leading film-makers.

He is probably best known for Kuei-Mei, A Woman (1985), which won top awards, including Best Director and Best Leading Actress, at the 22nd Golden Horse Awards.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2019, with the headline 'Taiwanese director dreams of competing with Disney Tale'. Print Edition | Subscribe