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Films By Hou Hsiao-Hsien

A CITY OF SADNESS (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1989)
ALL BAR ONE of Hou Hsiao-hsien's films have screened at previous Melbourne Film Festivals. This year, the Festival is proud to present Hou's most recent film, winner of the Golden Lion at last year's… Read more

cafE Lumiere (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2004)
In [Cafe Lumiere] Hou Hsiao-hsien has fashioned a superb homage to Japan's master filmmaker Ozu Yasujiro, incorporating some reverent references to his 1953 [Tokyo Story]. ... [Cafe Lumiere] is a del… Read more

DAUGHTER OF THE NILE (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1987)
In the last few years Hou Hsiao-hsien's films, (A Summer at Grandpa's '84, A Time to Live and a Time to Die '85 and Dust in the Wind '87) have reflected the considerable critical attention coming to,… Read more

FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998)
After a masterful series of films about the history of Taiwan, Hou Hsiao-hsien turns his gaze to a fascinating saga from Chinese history. Qing Dynasty 'Flower Houses', a polite euphemism for elegant … Read more

GOOD MEN, GOOD WOMEN (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1995)
Based on a real-life love tragedy, Good Men, Good Women continues Hou's exploration of history from the ordinary citizen's point-of-view. To this he adds his new interest, pioneered in The Puppetmast… Read more

MILLENNIUM MAMBO (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2001)
Working as a hostess at a trendy bar, Vicky is engrossed in a narcissistic lifestyle of nightclubs and Ecstasy pills. Her romantic attention is divided between two men. Hao-hao, her neurotic and jeal… Read more

THE PUPPETMASTER (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1993)
Possessed of a unique melancholic but never indulgent or nostalgic vision, and with nine successes over the last decade, Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-Hsien is unquestionably an international great. His 1991 hi… Read more

THE TIME TO LIVE AND THE TIME TO DIE (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1985)
"Hou Xiaoxian's overwhelmingly moving film is at least 70% autobiographical: these are remembered scenes from his own mischievous childhood and near-delinquent adolescence, and the fact that he speak… Read more

THREE TIMES (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005)
Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien is certainly one of the greatest living filmmakers - and this new masterpiece acts as undeniable proof. It tells three love stories set in different eras; The vigne… Read more

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