Lee Kang-sheng

Lee Kang-sheng

Lee Kang-sheng at the 2007 World Film Festival of Bangkok.
Background information
Born (1968-10-21) October 21, 1968
Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation Film actor, director, screenwriter
Years active 1991-

Lee Kang-sheng (born 1968 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese actor, film director, and screenwriter. He has appeared in all of Tsai Ming-liang's feature films. Lee's directorial efforts include The Missing in 2003 and Help Me Eros in 2007.


In 1989, Lee was working at an arcade when he was asked by Tsai Ming-liang to act in his TV film, All the Corners of the World.[1] This started a working relationship that has lasted 20 years, and Tsai said that he would never make another movie without Lee.[2]


Lee has received recognition for his acting, winning the Best Actor Award at the 2002 Cinemanila International Film Festival for What Time Is It There? He was nominated for a Golden Horse Award in 1994 for Vive L'Amour.

Lee won several awards with his directorial debut, The Missing. At the 2004 Rotterdam International Film Festival, he won the KNF Award, the NETPAC Award, and the Tiger Award. The film also won the New Currents Award at the 2004 Pusan International Film Festival, a special mention at the Ljubljana International Film Festival, and the City of Athens Award at the Athens International Film Festival.[3]

His second directorial effort, Help Me Eros in 2007, was nominated for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. It won a special jury award at the 2007 World Film Festival of Bangkok.


As actor

Year Title Role
1989All the Corners of the WorldAh-tong (television)
1992Rebels of the Neon GodHsiao-kang
1994Vive L'AmourHsiao-kang
1996A Drifting Life
1997Sweet DegenerationChun-sheng
1997The RiverHsiao-kang
1998The HoleThe Man Upstairs
1999Ordinary HeroesTung
2000Sunny Doll
2001What Time Is It There?Hsiao-kang
2002A Way We GoAh Hui
2002The Skywalk Is GoneHsiao-kang
2003Goodbye, Dragon InnProjectionist
2005The Wayward CloudHsiao-kang
2006I Don't Want to Sleep AloneHsiao-kang
2007Help Me ErosAh Jie
2009FaceKang, the director
2013Stray DogsHsiao-kang

As screenwriter-director

Year Title Notes
2003The Missing
2007Help Me ErosWon special jury award at 2007 World Film Festival of Bangkok
2009Taipei 24H


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