A retrospective film festival encompassing 8 films by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (候孝賢) will take place at the EYE Film Institute Netherlands from Feb. 5 through March 2.
Hou, 68, is a leading figure in world cinema and the winner of the Venice Golden Lion, the Golden Montgolfiere, and the Berlin FIPRESCI Prize, as well as the Jury Prize and Best Director Award from Cannes.
Some of his best-known workssuch as "Flowers of Shanghai (海上花),” "The Boys from Fengkuei (風櫃來的人),” "Dust in the Wind (戀戀風塵),” and "A Time to Live, A Time to Die (童年往事)” will introduce filmgoers to his elliptical storytelling, long camera takes, and austere narratives.
The retrospective will also offer some of Hou's earliest works, including the 1980 romantic comedy "Cute Girl (就是溜溜的她)” that featured iconic actress Feng Fei-fei (鳳飛飛), the 1982 eco-conscious drama "The Green, Green Grass of Home (在那河畔青草青),” and the 1984 coming-of-age film "A Summer at Grandpa's (冬冬的假期).”
"The Assassin (刺客聶影娘),” a sumptuous martial arts epic for which Hou was named Best Director by the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, will also enjoy its Dutch premiere on Feb. 15 at the EYE.
‘Hou Hsiao-hsien Retrospective'