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Filmmaker Ang Lee

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Film Director Ang Lee Discusses "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

Film director Ang Lee. His new movie is “Crouching Tiger, Killing Dragon,” starring Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeow (“Yo”). He also co-produced the film. Lee is best known for his English-language dramas such as “Sense and Sensibility,” the Jane Austen novel adaptation, as well as the Chinese-American themed “Eat Drink Man Woman” and “The Wedding Banquet.” In “Crouching Tiger,” Lee brings an art-house sensibility to the Hong Kong martial arts genre.


Director Ang Lee.

Film director Ang Lee. He grew up in Taiwan, but studied theater and film production in the United States. His second feature film, "The Wedding Banquet," was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as was his next film, "Eat Drink Man Woman." Lee's films often portray family relationships with poignancy, respect, and a light comic touch. His latest film is "Sense and Sensibility," the film based on the novel by Jane Austen.


Directer Ang Lee on His Mouthwatering New Movie

Lee is the co-writer and director of the new movie, "Eat Drink Man Woman." The movie looks at sex and food as the two main things that create and maintain families. It centers on Taiwan's leading chef and his disappointments -- both in his career as a chef and in his attempts to raise his three daughters. The movie also examines his daughters' relationships to food and sex. Lee is the director of "The Wedding Banquet," a movie about a love triangle between an American man, a Chinese woman and, a Chinese-American man.


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Pushing Chinese Taboos in 'Lust, Caution'

Film critic John Powers reviews Lust, Caution, the new film by Taiwanese director Ang Lee. Set in 1942, during the Japanese occupation of China, the film tells the story of a resistance fighter who has an affair with a Chinese collaborator.


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