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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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 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)
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TV commercial for Nippon Shokubai Co. - Director

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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

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[on his future as a filmmaker, 2008] I've made my share of art films, so I think it's time to switch gears. I'd like to devote the next 10 years to making wuxia films. Rest assured, they won't be your ordinary kung-fu movies that other filmmakers have been making. The Tang dynasty produced countless novels that are quite fascinating. The first one I've chosen is about a female assassin called '... 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 »


Often collaborates with Chu Tien-Wen and Mark Lee Ping-Bin See more »

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