Radio Taiwan International
Date: 08 August, 2019
By: Jake Chen
A new exhibition called “Film Artifacts of Director Lee Hsing” was launched last week at the Taiwan Film Institute in Taipei. The exhibit displays a large number of items that are connected to some of Taiwan’s most iconic films. These include handwritten scripts, vinyl records, posters, awards, and some of Li’s personal items as well. All were donated by the director himself.
Li was born in Shanghai in 1939, but he later moved to Taiwan with his family. He began directing movies in 1959, and his films have since won awards in Taiwan and abroad.
Over his seven-decade-long career, Li has been credited with exploring different themes and genres, such as satirical comedies and films about the lives of everyday people. He is also considered one of the major figures who helped moved Taiwan’s industry forward in the 1960’s and 70’s.