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Arvin Chen, born in Boston, Massachusetts, is a Taiwanese-American writer and director. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Arvin returned to Taiwan and became an apprentice to Taiwanese auteur Edward Yang. He then went on to get his MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California (USC). His debut short film, MEI (2006), won the Silver Bear for Best Short Film at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival, the DGA Student Film Award - Honorable Mention for Best Asian American Student Filmmaker, and the New York City Short Film Festival - Best Student Short.


In 2010, Arvin released his debut feature film, AU REVOIR TAIPEI (2010), with award-winning director Wim Wenders (PARIS, TEXAS, 1984) serving as Executive Producer. The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and received the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film. It went on to achieve success worldwide, including winning the Jury Prize at the 2010 Deauville Asian Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Narrative at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

In 2013, Arvin directed his sophomore feature, WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? (2013), which was nominated for the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and competed in the World Cinema Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film was also showcased in various film festivals worldwide, including Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, Hong Kong, Chicago, Stockholm, and many more.


In 2022, Arvin announced his third feature, MAMA BOY (2022), which was selected as the opening night film of the Taipei Film Festival. Director Arvin's exceptional creativity and meticulous portrayal of human desires enable him to weave captivating narratives that explore the magical world of urbanites in various forms in his films.


As a director, Arvin's upcoming projects include several episodes of the award-winning series PACHINKO (Season 2) for Apple TV+. His upcoming film, LOVE IN TAIPEI (2023), based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Abigail Hing Wen, will premiere on Paramount+, starring Ashley Liao (Fresh Off the Boat), Ross Butler (Shazam! Fury of the Gods), and Nico Hiraga (Booksmart).


陳駿霖是一位台裔美籍作家和導演。在加州大學柏克萊分校(UC Berkeley)畢業後,陳駿霖回到台灣並成為名導楊德昌的學徒,後在南加州大學(USC)獲得電影製作碩士學位。他的首部短片《美》(2006)在第57屆柏林國際電影節上獲得了最佳短片銀熊獎、DGA學生短片獎–最佳亞裔美國學生導演榮譽提名和紐約市短片節最佳學生短片獎。


2010年,陳駿霖推出了他的首部長片《一頁台北》,由屢獲殊榮的德國電影大師溫德斯(Wim Wenders)擔任執行製片人。該片在柏林影展上首映,並獲得NETPAC最佳亞洲電影獎,更囊括當年多維爾亞洲電影節評審團獎和舊金山國際亞裔電影節觀眾票選最佳長片獎等國際獎項。





陳駿霖導演即將參與著名影集《柏青哥》第二季的數集製作,該作品將於Apple TV+上播出。而他的即將上映的新作《台北愛之船》(2023)則是改編自邢立美(Abigail Hing Wen)的紐約時報同名暢銷小說,計畫將在Paramount+上首映,由《菜鳥新移民》Ashley Liao、《沙贊!眾神之怒》 Ross Butler 和《A+瞎妹》Nico Hiraga 主演。


MAMA BOY《初戀慢半拍》

Directed by Arvin Chen 陳駿霖

Award-winning Taiwanese American director Arvin Chen returns with his highly anticipated new feature film after a hiatus of 9 years from his previous feature works. With its stunning blend of magical realism, MAMA BOY invites audiences to immerse themselves in a bittersweet and ambiguous exploration of human connections.




Directed by Arvin Chen 陳駿霖

In this enchanting rom-com, the vibrant tapestry of realism unravels the profound journey of soul-searching for one's other half, transcending the boundaries of sexuality and gender. The film masterfully entwines two divergent paths of the protagonists, using marriage as a lens to question and reveal the profound essence of happiness.




Directed by Arvin Chen 陳駿霖


Director Arvin’s feature debut after the huge success of his short film MEI (2007). German New Wave master director Wim Wenders served as Executive Producer in this remarkable work of art. Set against the backdrop of Taipei's nightlife, the film follows the charming characters as they playfully chase each other between night markets, twisting alleyways, abandoned temples and more. 


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