The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d’Orsay, ‘Flight of the Red Balloon’ tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on location in Paris. This is Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s first Western film. It is based on the classic French short The Red Balloon directed by Albert Lamorisse.
A female assassin during the Tang Dynasty begins to question her loyalties when she falls in love with one of her targets.
There are three stories of women and men: in “A Time for Love” set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; “A Time for Freedom,” set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer’s longing to escape her surroundings; in “A Time for Youth” set in 2005 Taipei, a triangle in which a singer has an affair with a photographer while her partner suffers is dramatized. …
Women struggle in a Shanghai brothel where everything only appears to be beautiful.
Gao is riding the train to Pinghsi to set up a 10 day gambling den with his friend Hsi.
Intended as the concluding film in the trilogy on the modern history of Taiwan began with Beiqing Chengshi (1989), this film reveals the story through three levels: a film within a film as well as the past and present as linked by a young woman, Liang Ching. She is being persecuted by an anonymous man who calls her repeatedly but does not speak. He has stolen her diary and faxes her pages daily. Liang is …
Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko keeps everyone at arm’s length, whether it’s her father and stepmother or Hajime, the owner of a small bookstore who could be the father of her unborn child. Yoko seems most at home when she’s riding the train, speeding around the city with only her thoughts to entertain her.
The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan.
Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung, the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred by his experiences in the war, ends up in an insane asylum. Deaf-mute photographer Wen-ching, the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang government from China that is assuming power.
Hou Hsiao-hsien Boys from Fengkuei Taiwan 19831 h 38 min Click an icon to see more Metadata Director Hou Hsiao-hsien Runtime 1 h 38 min Release Date 1983 Country Taiwan Production Chung Yi Film Production, Fu-Film, Scholar Films Company Images Actors Starring: Doze Niu Cheng-Tse, Zhang Shi, Lin Hsiu-Ling, Grace …