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Jiu shi liu liu de ta (Hou Hsiao-hsien)

Hou Hsiao-hsien

Taiwan cinema has been highly praised for many decades. Hou Hsiao-hsien in particular is one of those filmmakers whose originality and tireless pursuit of an ambitious aesthetic ideal has drawn the attention of critics and the most prestigious festivals.

From his autobiographical chronicles to the dazzling The Assassin, his work has garnered him a fervent following around the world. We invite you to rediscover his early works, restored by the Cinémathèque Royale: personal visions with a delicate charm, anchored in a rural and luminous Taiwan, his youthful, endearing characters directed with refined elegance. The four films in this retrospective showcase the emerging talent of a director who was already a master of his trade.

In collaboration with CINEMATEK