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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Hou Hsiao-Hsien

He was born in near Canton. He settled in Taïwan with his parents; he graduated at the Taïwan National Academy of Arts and started as an assistant in producion and was assistant director to Li Hsing, Lai Cheng-Ying and Chan Kun-Hou. He wrote screenplays for them. He started direction in 1980. He made 9 feature films so famous all over the world.