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Hou Hsiao-hsien

“The main thing is for the actors to forget the camera. They have to act as if they are working in a documentary.”

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    THE ASSASSIN

    Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan, 2015

    Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien reunites with his Millennium Mambo and Three Times star Shu Qi for the sublime The Assassin. This historical wuxia finds Shu’s enigmatic woman knight returning from exile and torn between love and duty. An elliptical, enchanting experience.

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    FLOWERS OF TAIPEI: TAIWAN NEW CINEMA

    Chinlin Hsieh Taiwan, 2014

    Featuring interviews with Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wang Bing, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Jia Zhangke, this documentary portrait provides a thorough perspective on the landmark New Taiwanese Cinema. An essential document of one of 20th century cinema’s most significant chapters.

    DAUGHTER OF THE NILE

    Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan, 1987

    Hou Hsiao-hsein’s Daughter of the Nile stars pop musician Yang Lin as the center of a story revealing the shimmering ephemera of youth culture in 1980s globalized Taipei. Delicately crafted, Hou’s majestic family drama finds beauty, and profundity, in the stuff of everyday life.

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