Edward Yang (1947 -2007)
This is unbelievably tragic news. Edward Yang has died at the age of 59. According to the Associated Press, he had battled colon cancer for the past seven years, explaining his silence since the release of his sublime masterpiece, Yi Yi (2000). Mike Anderson at Tativille has a fine appreciation, and I'm sure GreenCine will archive the many remembrances soon to come.
Earlier tonight, curious about why he hadn't released anything since 2000, I did some brief research, discovering an animated project entitled The Wind had been announced, with Jackie Chan as a co-producer. Then I checked Tativille and learned of his passing. What a punch in the gut.