陳耀圻 Richard Yao-chi CHEN
台灣 Taiwan | 1966 | DCP | B&W | 19min
In his spare time when filming Liu Pi-chia (1967), the director follows three art school students Yongsong HUANG, Tun-fei MOU and Gui-rong HUANG as they enjoy an excursion into the mountains in Hsinchu. The three interviewees talk about their artistic ideals and dreams, how only KMT party members were eligible for scholarships, and their views on the Vietnam War; the song “California Dreamin”plays throughout the film, highlighting the dejection in the zeitgeist. The original film of this short film lay in a UCLA professor's garage for decades and underwent digital restoration by Taiwan Film Institute a half century later.
1938 年出生於四川成都，1945 年隨父母來台。移民至美國之前，曾就讀成功大學建築系，1961 年畢業於加州大學洛杉磯分校電影研究所，《劉必稼》為其畢業作品。自1970 年起執導多部劇情片， 其中《追球追求》、《蒂蒂日記》，分別獲得1977 年與1978 年金馬獎優等劇情片獎。
Richard Yao-chi CHEN was born in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1938. CHEN and his family moved to Taiwan in 1945. He studied architecture at National Cheng Kung University before relocating to the US. Upon graduation from Chicago Art Institute in 1961, he attended the UCLA graduate school majoring in film. He completed his studies in 1967 with Liu Pichia. Since 1970, he has made a number of narrative features and won several Golden Horse Awards.