Milestones Jul. 16, 2007

DIED

HIS FILMS, WHICH vividly illustrate the friction between old and new in a rapidly changing Taiwan, put his country on the cinematic map. Director Edward Yang, a leader of Taiwan's 1980s new-wave movement, told rich stories, set in modern Taipei, of teenage gangs and empowered girls coming of age. He was best known for Yi-Yi, a family saga told from numerous points of view that won him the 2000 Best Director award at Cannes. Yang was 59 and had colon cancer.

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