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 Director
(2015)
Three Times Director
(2005)
(1984)
(1989)

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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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You can't imagine the lengths I went to, growing up, to actually see films. I remember that I would see every single film that was released and shown in the theater. I had to find a way to get in there. So when I was a boy, what I would do is pretend that I was someone else's kid-I'd tug the shirt of an adult and pretend that I was with them so I could get into the theater for free. Then later on... See more »

Trivia:

Since his departure from China as a young boy, he only returned to the mainland in 1997 to film "Flowers of Shanghai" (1998), which was shot on location. See more »

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