Celebrating the life and career of Edward Yang

Edward Yang was a Taiwanese director who was part of the New Wave Cinema movement of the 1980s that put Taiwanese filmmaking on the map. Socially conscious films with an emphasis on realism that looked unflinchingly at modern culture and society. Moleskine celebrates his life and career with a Special Edition Notebook created for the 41st edition of the Hong Kong International Film Festival.


Yang was best known for his 2000 film Yi Yi for which he received Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is an epic family saga about every day struggles told with humor, beauty and tragedy.


The Special Edition Notebook created by Moleskine to honor Yang's contribution to cinema captures the mood of his realistic but playful storytelling. A red cover features his signature in a gold debossed print, while photographs with a warm glow capture a moment from the daily life of the late director – he and his son as they film each other with hand-held video cameras. Inside, black and white images portray Yang at work on the set.

The ongoing partnership between Moleskine and the Hong Kong International Film Festival, now in its sixth year, creates Special Edition Notebooks dedicated to Asian filmmakers and destines part of the notebook sales to supporting the Festival and local filmmaking culture.

Print in MSK format