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Hou Hsiao-hsien Wins Award in US

23 December 2020

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Hou Hsiao-hsien Wins Award in US

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has chosen Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) as a winner of this year’s Career Achievement Awards, crediting him as one of the world’s most influential filmmakers.

Hou “emerged as a leading figure in Taiwanese cinema in the 1980s and 1990s, and is now widely recognized as one of the world’s greatest, most influential filmmakers,” the association said in a statement on its Web site.

Over his 40-year career, he has directed features such as A Time to Live and A Time to Die (童年往事), The Puppetmaster (戲夢人生), Goodbye South, Goodbye (南國再見,南國), Flowers of Shanghai (海上花), Millennium Mambo (千禧曼波), Three Times (最好的時光) and Flight of the Red Balloon (紅氣球之旅), the association said.

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