Hsiao-Hsien Hou


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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 66 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Assassin Producer
(2015)
Three Times Writer
(2005)
Millennium Mambo Producer
(2001)

Filmography

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 2022 Twisted Strings (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Sunday (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Saturday (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Friday (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Thursday (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Wednesday (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Unfulfilled Dreams (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2019 O (5×1 Project) (Short) (executive producer)
 2018 Only the mountain remains (Short) (executive producer)
 2018 Baby (executive producer)
 2018 Father to Son (executive producer)
 2017 Father (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2017 Missing Johnny (executive producer)
 2016 Small Talk (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 The Assassin (executive producer - as Hsiao-hsien Hou) / (producer - as Hsiao-hsien Hou)
 2013 Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2011 Hometown Boy (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Return Ticket (executive producer)
 2010 Taipei Exchanges (executive producer)
 2010 One Day (executive producer)
 2001 Millennium Mambo (producer)
 2001 Mirror Image (co-executive producer)
 1999 Borderline (producer)
 1998 Flowers of Shanghai (executive producer)
 1995 Heartbreak Island (executive producer)
 1994 A Borrowed Life (executive producer)
 1992 Dust of Angels (executive producer)
 1991 Raise the Red Lantern (executive producer)
 1991 King of Chess (associate producer)
 1983 Growing Up (producer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Nippon Shokubai Co. - Director

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Children:

Hou, Yunhua

Parents:

Fenming, Hou
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on eastern and western ways of expressing ideas] In western novels and drama the storytelling is very strong. This is a longstanding tradition. Chinese novels and drama are different. They use a style called 'Fubixing' part of which is similar to poetry. They don't purely tell the story, they express feeling at the same time... Just like in symphonic music, the fugue is different from harmonic ... See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

Imagery of a sensual beauty See more »

Nickname:

Hou Xiaoxian

Star Sign:

Aries

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