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Ang Lee

Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today’s greatest contemporary filmmakers.

Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) swept the Oscar nominations, ultimately winning Best Foreign Language Film, as well as Best Director at the Golden Globes, and became the highest grossing foreign-language film ever released in America. He has twice won the Oscar for Best Director, for Brokeback Mountain in 2005 and for Life of Pi in 2013.

Lee received accolades for pushing the envelope of 3D filmmaking with Life of Pi, but he was not satisfied with the technology. With Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Lee blends different flavors of high-tech — 4K and high frame rates — to push filmmaking beyond anything the public has ever seen. About the new technology, Lee says, “Movies are the best thing I love in life, in [24 frames]. Now we’re capable of watching them more clearly. In this generation of filmmakers, how should we react to that? I’ve seen that. Once I’ve seen that I can’t pretend I have never seen that before.”

With this approach, Lee aims to show audiences the most immersive war footage ever put on a movie screen, and to blaze a trail for a new kind of filmmaking for the digital age.

With Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Lee blends different flavors of high-tech… to push filmmaking beyond anything the public has ever seen.

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