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Taiwan to piggyback on Ang Lee’s fame

1 December 2010

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Taiwan to piggyback on Ang Lee’s fame

Taiwan wants to cash in on the goodwill of Ang Lee, director of Oscar winning films like ‘Brokeback Mountain’, the country’s ambassador Wen Chyi Ong said

Speaking at the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Wen said that the source of Ang Lee’s innovative and creative powers were rooted in Taiwan, his birthplace.

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‘What my embassy and my government is trying to do is associate Ang Lee with Taiwan and Taiwan with Ang Lee,’ Wen said, adding that Ang’s Oscar-winning film ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ gave him worldwide acclaim.

‘The source of his innovative powers comes from the place of his birth Taiwan. The impact of Taiwanese culture on his work is very strong,’ Wen said.

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