god this is depressing. edward yang is dead. dead at 59 from colon cancer. i only saw a few of his films and still have plans to see the ones i haven’t seen. i saw him speak when i caught a screening of mah jong at the seattle international film festival years ago. he was really nice and making jokes about when he worked at the university of washington installing computers. when people mention taiwanese cinema there are usually three directors that get mentioned, hou hsiao-hsien, tsai ming-liang and edward yang. now one will only be mentioned in the past tense. sad.via menghsin.