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 60 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Assassin Producer
(2015)
Three Times Director
(2005)
(1984)
(1989)

Filmography

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 2019 O (5×1 Project) (Short) (executive producer)
 2018 Only the mountain remains (Short) (executive producer)
 2018/XIV Father (Documentary) (producer)
 2018 Baby (executive producer)
 2018 Father to Son (executive producer)
 2017/XI Father (Documentary) (executive 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 Mirror Image (co-executive producer)
 1999 Borderline (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 | Lei Hou | Xiao Xian Hou | Xiao-Xian Hou | Shiaw Shyann Hour | Hou Hao Yin
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[on Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge] I found it fascinating, because the relationship between a child and a balloon has changed drastically in half a century. A child can have all kinds of toys nowadays, so a balloon is nothing special. But the original 'Red Balloon' ended with a group of children fighting over the balloon and ultimately causing it to deflate, which I thought was quite cruel. So the ... See more »

Trivia:

Was voted "Director of the Decade (1990s)" in a poll of international film critics put together by the Village Voice and Film Comment. See more »

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