王童

WANG Toon

Director , Producer , Art Direction

WANG Toon was born in China in 1942. He moved to Taiwan in 1949 with his family when Communists took over China. WANG saw many Chinese film classics when he was still a child in China. He was very impressed with them. When he was graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at National Academy of Art, he decided to work as an art director for Central Motion Picture Corporation. He had worked for veteran directors like LI Han-hsiang, LI Hsing, King HU, SUNG Tsun-sou, PAI Ching-zui and Richard CHEN. WANG made his debut feature "If I were for Real" in 1980. His "A Flower in the Raining Night" was a box office success in 1983, the year Taiwan New Cinema is about to start. "Run Away" made in 1984 was a martial art film with a style of realism. WANG's expertise in art direction separated his film from other martial art films, including King HU's. Since then, WANG focused his attention on the history of Taiwan. His trilogy of Taiwan history, "Straw Man", "Banana Paradise" and "Hill of No Return" were well accepted both critically and commercially. "Red Persimmon" made in 1995 was an autobiographical film of WANG's childhood. WANG was a contemporary of HOU Hsiao-Hsien, Edward YANG and other New Taiwan Cinema directors. However, his style is distinctive and very different from most of them. "Fireball" is the first animation feature WANG Toon directs. He is currently working on another animation features. He is also a professor at Graduate School of Filmmaking of Taipei National University of the Arts.

Awards
1992 The 29th Golden Horse Awards Best Director "Hill of No Return"
1987 The 24th Golden Horse Awards Best Director "Strawman"
1985 The 22th Golden Horse Awards Best Art Direction "Run Away"
1983 The 20th Golden Horse Awards Best Art Direction "All the King's Men"

Nominations
1996 The 33th Golden Horse Awards Best Director "Red Persimmon"
1989 The 20th Golden Horse Awards Best Makeup & Costume Design "Banana Paradise"
1978 The 15th Golden Horse Awards Best Art Direction "The Glory of the Sunset"

Filmography:

Year Title
2015 Where the Wind Settles 
2015 Shanghai International Film Festival-Golden Goblet Award Nomination
2011 10+10 
2011 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Opening Film
2012 Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin Panorama
2004 Fire Ball 
2001 A WAY WE GO 
2002 The 3rd Jeonju International Film Festival
1995 RED PERSIMMON 
1994 Tropical Fever 
1992 Hill of No Return  
1992 Golden Horse Award – Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
1989 Banana Paradise 
1989 Golden Horse Award-Best Supporting Actor
1987 Straw Man 
1987 Golden Horse Award-Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
1985 陽春老爸 
1984 Run Away 
1985 Golden Horse Award - Best Art Direction, Best Makeup & Costume Design
1985 Asia Pacific Film Festival - Best Art
Direction, Best Cinematography
1983 A FLOWER IN THE RAINY NIGHT 
1981 If I Were for Real 
1981 A Flower in the Raining Night 

1981 Love Me, Love Me Not
1981 If I Were for Real
1982 Portrait of a Fanatic
1982 All the Corl One's Men
1983 A Flower in the Raining Night
1984 Run Away
1985 Spring Daddy
1987 Strawman
1989 Banana Paradise
1992 Hill of No Return
1995 Red Persimmon
2002 A Way We Go
2004 The Fire Ball
2011 10+10 (segment "The Ritual")
2015 Where the Wind Settles

Update:2018/12/28
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