Yung Chang

Yung Chang is the director of Up the Yangtze《沿江而上》(2007), China Heavyweight《千錘百鍊》(2012), and The Fruit Hunters (2012). He is currently completing a screenplay for his first narrative feature, Eggplant《茄子》. Chang’s films have screened at international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, TIFF, and IDFA, and have played theatrically in cinemas around the world.

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Talks

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell’s Turbo Kid

By Yung Chang | August 27, 2015

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell’s Turbo Kid

This '80s retro teen flick by the so-called Roadkill Superstars collective prompts major flashbacks for a filmmaker raised on a diet of VHS.

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks Josef Kubota Wladyka’s Manos Sucias

By Yung Chang | April 3, 2015

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks Josef Kubota Wladyka’s Manos Sucias

A Spike Lee protégé makes an impression with his debut feature, an intense moral thriller that puts a human face on South American drug trafficking.

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks Taking His Mother to the Oscars

By Yung Chang | March 7, 2015

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks Taking His Mother to the Oscars

The Final Oscar Word from Mamarazza Chang or (An Academy Member’s Mother’s Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks Patricia Benoit’s Stones in the Sun

By Yung Chang | November 17, 2014

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks Patricia Benoit’s Stones in the Sun

The documentary filmmaker is greatly impressed by this intimate, simply told drama, and particularly by one movingly authentic opening scene.

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks Sebastian Junger’s Korengal

By Yung Chang | May 27, 2014

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks Sebastian Junger’s Korengal

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to make a film following the opium trade from seed to drug addict.

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks Andreas Johnsen’s Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

By Yung Chang | May 15, 2014

Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) Talks Andreas Johnsen’s Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

I’d love to be able to make a film like Andreas Johnsen has done with his latest documentary, Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case.