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Hsiao-Hsien Hou


Of the ten films that Hsiao-Hsien Hou directed between 1980 and 1989, seven received best film or best director awards from prestigious international films festivals in Venice, Berlin, Hawaii, and the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes. In a 1988 worldwide critics' poll, Hou was championed as "one of the three directors most crucial to the... See full bio »
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Nippon Shokubai Co. - Director

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lei Hou | Xiao Xian Hou | Xiao-Xian Hou | Shiaw Shyann Hour | Hou Hao Yin
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[on how he became a filmmaker] (When he was in the army) On Sundays, when I was on leave, I'd go to the movies. Sometimes I'd see four films a day. Without knowing whether I'd study cinema, I'd decided it was what I wanted to do. I liked the cinema without knowing exactly what I'd do in it. I began working, as soon as I got out of university, as an assistant and as a screenwriter, not knowing I'd... See more »

Trivia:

Recalls how, as a child, he climbed a tree to steal mangos, and while looking down experienced "an acute sense of space and time" that later helped inspire him to become a filmmaker. See more »

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Imagery of a sensual beauty See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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