Down 655 this week

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 »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View company
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Hsiao-hsien Hou? Add or change photos

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 29 Feb 2012
a list of 37 people
created 20 Mar 2012
a list of 48 people
created 14 Mar 2013
a list of 27 people
created 03 Jun 2014
a list of 31 people
created 3 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Hsiao-hsien Hou's work have you seen?
45 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Director (21 credits)
 2015 The Assassin (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 2011 10+10 (segment "La Belle Epoque", as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "The Electric Princess House", as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 2007 Flight of the Red Balloon (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 2005 Three Times (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 2003 Café Lumière (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 2001 Millennium Mambo (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1998 Flowers of Shanghai (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1996 Goodbye, South, Goodbye (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1995 Good Men, Good Women (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1993 The Puppetmaster (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1989 A City of Sadness (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1987 Dust in the Wind (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1987 Daughter of the Nile (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1985 A Time to Live, a Time to Die (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1984 A Summer at Grandpa's (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1983 Zai na he pan qing cao qing (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1983 The Sandwich Man (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1983 The Boys from Fengkuei (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1981 Feng er ti ta cai (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
 1980 Jiu shi liu liu de ta (as Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
Show Show Writer (21 credits)
Show Show Producer (14 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (7 credits)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (13 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Nippon Shokubai Co. - Director

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Lei Hou | Xiao Xian Hou | Xiao-Xian Hou | Shiaw Shyann Hour | Hou Hao Yin

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on changes in the industry since his early days] The times have changed and the technical aspects have moved on but the mindset of the film business and its relationship with the market has more or less remained the same. For the contemporary people - or maybe for me in particular - the biggest enemy is the market. It destroys everything other than what makes money, doesn't it? The situation has... See more »


It was only because critics kept telling him how much his own work resembled that of the Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu that he decided to explore it. He first saw Ozu's films in Paris, in the mid-1980s. See more »


Mostly deals with the history of the past century of Taiwan See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hou list? Quentin_Compson
Pronunciation viggysbagel
DVD's.... TyGB
Three Times babaji
should get more attention lihuibing_1983
Next film? Hailsham
Discuss Hsiao-hsien Hou on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page