HOU Hsiao-hsien (1947, China) moved to Taiwan at a very young age, where he started an education in film in 1969. His third film, The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982), nominated for the Golden Horse Award, sparked a new cinematographic awareness in Taiwan. Hou was voted the most important director of the 1990s by the International Society of Cinémathèques. Almost all his movies have earned nominations and awards at various film festivals. The Assassin (2015) won the Golden Palm for Best Director in Cannes.
Jiushi liuliu de ta/Cute Girl (1980), Fenger tita cai/Cheerful Wind (1981), Zai na hepan qingcao qing/The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982), Erzi de dawan'ou/The Sandwich Man (1983, co-dir), Fenkuei-lai-te jen/The Boys from Fenkuei (1983), Dongdong de jiaqi/A Summer at Grandpa's (1984), Tong nien wang shi/A Time to Live, A Time to Die (1985), Lianlian fengchen/Dust in the Wind (1986), Niluohe nuer/Daughter of the Nile (1987), Beiqing chengshi/A City of Sadness (1989), Hsimeng jensheng/The Puppetmaster (1993), Haonan haonu/Good Men, Good Women (1995), Nanguo zaijian, nanguo/Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996), Hai shang hua/Flowers of Shanghai (1998), Qianxi manbo/Millennium Mambo (2001), Kohi jikou/Café Lumière (2004), Zui hao de shi guang/Three Times (2005), Le voyage du ballon rouge/The Flight of the Red Balloon (2007), Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s’éteint et que le film commence/To Each His Cinema (fragment The Electric Princess House) (2007), La belle époque (fragment 10+10) (2011), Nie yin niang/The Assassin (2015)