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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Personal Details

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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Personal Quote:

[on the complicated nature of the story in Nie yin niang] That's normal, and it can't be helped. Hollywood-style films are popular all around the world nowadays, and they need a strict story structure. If the story is not told that way, not continuous enough, the audience will have difficulty following along. But that's only one of the many ways of telling a story: there are hugely different ways... See more »

Trivia:

Jim Jarmusch called Hou his "teacher". See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Hou Xiaoxian

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