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Taiwan's New Wave Cinema Film Festival

Posted: November 13, 2008

When: Nov 13-15. Screenings start at 6pm.

Where: CMA Auditorium (CMA 2.320)

Background: A leading figure of Taiwan's New Wave cinema movement, Hou Hsiao-hsien was born in China's Guangdong province in 1947. His family moved to Taiwan the following year to escape the Chinese Civil War. After completing his education at the National Taiwan Academy of the Arts, Hou began directing movies in 1980. His films have been awarded prizes at the Venice Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, and Nantes Three Continents Festival (to name a few). Six of his films have been nominated for the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or. He was also voted "Director of the Decade" for the 1990s in a poll of American and international critics. Hou is known for making minimalist dramas about tumultuous events that occurred in Taiwan during the 20th century. His films usually focus on history as it unfolds in the eyes of an individual or a small group of characters. He is a strong believer in improvisation and uses actors with a naturalistic and low-key performance style.



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