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Sylvia Chang is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Taiwanaise born on 22 july 1953 at Chiayi City (Taiwan)

Sylvia Chang

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Birth name 张艾嘉, Zhāng Ài jiā
Nationality Taiwan
Birth 22 july 1953 (65 years) at Chiayi City (Taiwan)

Sylvia Chang (张艾嘉) est une actrice, chanteuse, réalisatrice et scénariste taïwanaise, née le 21 juillet 1953 à Chiayi.

Biography

Alors qu'en Occident, on la connaît surtout pour avoir joué l'épouse de Karl Maka dans la série des Mad Mission, Sylvia Chang est une actrice très connue en Asie. Née à Taïwan, Sylvia Chaung Ai-kar la vétérane débuta avec Lo Lieh en 1975, se retrouva avec Mel Gibson en 1976 dans le film de guerre australien Attack Force Z, donna la réplique à Chuck Norris dans le polar Meurtre à San Francisco sous le titre international de Channing. On l'a également vue dans Le Violon rouge de François Girard en 1999.

Actrice, elle deviendra ensuite réalisatrice en 1981 de films féministes comme Passion et Mary from Beijing. Le succès de Tempting Heart en 1999, accroît son influence dans le milieu du cinéma. La puissante société Media Asia l'a d'ailleurs engagé pour produire et réaliser sous son égide.

En 2015 elle est présidente du jury du Festival international du film de Busan.

En 2016 elle est présidente du jury du 40e Festival international du film de Hong Kong.

Best films

The Red Violin (1998)
(Actress)

Usually with

Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(8 films)
Karl Maka
Karl Maka
(7 films)
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
(5 films)
Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(5 films)
Rene Liu
Rene Liu
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sylvia Chang (45 films)

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Actress

Long Day's Journey Into Night, 1h50
Directed by Bi Gan
Origin Chine
Genres Drama
Actors Tang Wei, Sylvia Chang
Roles Wild Cat's mother
Rating71% 3.5953753.5953753.5953753.5953753.595375
Luo Hongwu retourne dans la ville de son enfance 12 ans après avoir commis un meurtre resté impuni. Les souvenirs de la belle et énigmatique jeune femme qu'il a tué refont surface. Le passé et le présent, le rêve et la réalité se confrontent alors dans un sombre ballet.
Love Education, 2h
Directed by Sylvia Chang
Origin Chine
Genres Drama
Actors Sylvia Chang, Tian Zhuangzhuang
Roles Qiu Huiying
Rating73% 3.6877753.6877753.6877753.6877753.687775
Mountains May Depart, 2h6
Directed by Jia Zhang-ke (贾樟柯)
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films set in the future
Actors Zhao Tao, Sylvia Chang
Roles Mia, l'enseignante à A-City, en Australie
Rating68% 3.400523.400523.400523.400523.40052
The film has three parts, set in the 1990s, the present and in Australia in the year 2025, respectively.
Office
Office (2015)
, 1h57
Directed by Johnnie To
Origin Hong kong
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Sylvia Chang, Eason Chan, Tang Wei
Roles Winnie Cheung (張威)

Billion-dollar company Jones & Sunn is going public. Chairman Ho Chung-ping (Chow Yun-fat) has promised CEO Winnie Cheung (Sylvia Chang), who has been his mistress for more than twenty years, to become a major shareholder of the company. As the IPO team enters the company to audit its accounts, a series of inside stories start to be revealed.
Office
Office (2015)
, 1h59
Directed by Johnnie To
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Sylvia Chang, Eason Chan, Tang Wei, Stephanie Che, Cheung Siu-fai
Roles Winnie Cheung
Rating61% 3.0515953.0515953.0515953.0515953.051595
Hong-Kong, 2008. Le jeune idéaliste Lee Xiang et la surdouée Kat Ho font leurs débuts chez Jones & Sunn, une multinationale sur le point d’entrer en bourse. Alors que la banque Lehman Brothers fait faillite aux États-Unis, la tension commence à se faire sentir au sein de l’entreprise. Lee Xiang et Kat Ho vont petit à petit découvrir le monde extravagant et outrancier de la finance…
Buddha Mountain, 1h44
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Sylvia Chang, Chen Bo-Lin
Roles Chang Yueqin
Rating66% 3.3442253.3442253.3442253.3442253.344225
When singing on a pub stage, Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) knocks a man unconscious. Nan Feng, her boyfriend Ding Bo (Chen Bolin), and another friend eat and drink by the roadside.
The Go Master, 1h44
Directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Chang Chen, Sylvia Chang, Akira Emoto, Ayumi Ito, Keiko Matsuzaka, Kaho Minami
Roles Shu Wen, Wu's mother
Rating62% 3.1497553.1497553.1497553.1497553.149755
The Go Master shines a light on the life and times of Wu Qingyuan, pronounced Go Seigen in Japanese. Wu is considered the greatest Go player of the 20th century, his talents bringing him from his native China to a professional career in Japan when he was only a teenager. Based on Wu's autobiography, this elegantly shot and remarkably restrained biopic follows the life of a singular figure, fascinating not only for his genius and achievements in the game of Go, but also for his unique experiences as a Chinese man in Japan during an immensely turbulent period in history. Acclaimed Taiwanese actor Chang Chen (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) portrays the titular role in a subtle, poignant performance that is as penetrating as it is opaque, underlying the brooding lyricism of the film. The Go Master co-stars Sylvia Chang, Matsuzaka Keiko, Emoto Akira, and Ito Ayumi, and Wu Qingyuan himself appears briefly in the film's prologue. Also of note is the film's costume design, which is by renowned designer Wada Emi (Ran, Hero, House of Flying Daggers).
20 30 40
20 30 40 (2004)

Directed by Sylvia Chang
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Rene Liu, Angelica Lee, Sylvia Chang, Kate Yeung, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Anthony Wong Chau-sang
Roles Lily
Rating65% 3.2963053.2963053.2963053.2963053.296305
The movie is telling the stories of three women aged 20, 30 and 40, and shows what women want in different stages of their lives.
Rice Rhapsody, 1h46
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sylvia Chang, Mélanie Laurent, Ivy Ling Po, Maggie Q, Steph Song
Roles Jen
Rating65% 3.2949853.2949853.2949853.2949853.294985
The film is set in Singapore's Chinatown. It is narrated by Jen Fan, owner of a successful restaurant. Her signature dish is "Chicken Rice"-in fact she is rather well known for it. Jen has three sons. Daniel and Harry are gay, and Jen is determined the youngest, Leo, does not go the same way. She enlists the help of her friend Kim-Chui, who owns a nearby restaurant. He is less successful than Jen, but is in love with her. Leo has become her life, she is pinning all her hopes of grandchildren on him. She and Kim-Chui hatch a plan that involves bringing Sabine, a female French exchange student, to stay at Jen's house.
Tempting Heart, 1h55
Directed by Sylvia Chang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Karen Mok, Sylvia Chang, Leon Dai, Elaine Jin, Jo Kuk
Roles Cheryl
Rating71% 3.5848453.5848453.5848453.5848453.584845
Sylvia Chang plays a director who intends to make a romance film and begins to wonder about the role fate plays in relationships. She ends up re-examining her own first love in a completely different light. The story is set in two different periods of time, one in the 1970s where Gigi plays the teenage Xiao-rou, and the other in the 1990s where Sylvia plays the older Xiao-rou.
The Red Violin, 2h20
Directed by François Girard
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Enfant musicien, Violon
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore, Monique Mercure, Irene Grazioli, Don McKellar, Sylvia Chang
Roles Xiang Pei (Shanghai)
Rating76% 3.849293.849293.849293.849293.84929
The film frames the history of the "Red Violin" around a Canadian auction in 1997, where the violin is at the centre of multiple bids by interested parties, and a tarot card reading in 1681, where a violinmaker's wife has her future read for herself and her unborn child (and, by extension, that of the violin).
A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation, 1h24
Origin Hong kong
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Animation, Romance
Themes Ghost films
Actors Sammo Hung, Kelly Chen, Erin Fitzgerald, Charlie Yeung, Tsui Hark, Rene Liu
Roles Shine (voice)
Rating66% 3.3417353.3417353.3417353.3417353.341735
Ning (Leslie Cheung) est un inspecteur des impôts un peu timide, qui doit se rendre dans des campagnes reculées pour faire son travail. Lors de l'une de ses habituelles tournées, il passe la nuit dans le temple Lan Jou. Il rencontre le taoiste Yen et une femme mystérieuse Hsiao-tsing. Celle-ci est un fantôme séduisant les hommes pour les offrir à son maître l'arbre démon.
Eat Drink Man Woman, 2h3
Directed by Ang Lee
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Films about religion
Actors Wang Yu-Wen, Yang Kuei-Mei, Sylvia Chang, Winston Chao, Gua Ah Leh, Chen Chao-jung
Roles Jin-Rong
Rating77% 3.8984753.8984753.8984753.8984753.898475
The setting is 1990s contemporary Taipei, Taiwan. Mr. Chu (C: 老朱, P: Lǎo Zhū "Old Chu"; Sihung Lung), a widower who is a master Chinese chef, has three unmarried daughters, each of whom challenges any narrow definition of traditional Chinese culture:
In Between
In Between (1994)
, 1h45
Directed by Samson Chiu, Yonfan, Sylvia Chang
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Maggie Cheung, Sylvia Chang, Emotion Cheung, Winston Chao
Roles Anna Lau
Rating68% 3.4383153.4383153.4383153.4383153.438315
The film follows three roommates as they go through trials and tribulations in their respective love lives.
C'est la vie, mon chéri, 1h45
Directed by Derek Yee
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Anita Yuen, Sean Lau, Carina Lau, Paul Chun, Sylvia Chang, Peter Ho-sun Chan
Roles Min's Doctor [cameo]
Rating77% 3.8819653.8819653.8819653.8819653.881965
Min (Anita Yuen), who is part of a Cantonese street opera troupe and a part-time cover artiste, meets Kit (Lau Ching-Wan), a struggling jazz musician who has just broken up with his celebrity singer girlfriend (Carina Lau). Through her bubbly personality, she affects Kit for the better. However, just as their relationship begins to stabilize and win acceptance from Min's family, which includes a strict mother and a doting, saxophone-playing uncle, Min is re-diagnosed with bone cancer, which she had once suffered as a young child.