Hou Hsiao-hsien
  • 出版社Austrian Film Museum
  • 出版語言English
  • 出版日期 (格式: 2012/02/28)2014/08/29
  • 尺寸19.8 x 17 x 3.3 cm
  • 頁數256頁
  • 裝幀平裝
  • 重量(千克)0.63kg
  • ISBN9783901644580


Hou Hsiao-hsien


For younger critics and audiences, Taiwanese cinema enjoys a special status, comparable with that of Italian Neorealism and the French New Wave for earlier generations, a cinema that was and is in the midst of introducing an innovative sensibility and a fresh perspective. Hou Hsiao-hsien is the most important Taiwanese filmmaker working today, and his sensuous, richly nuanced films reflect everything that is vigorous and genuine in contemporary film culture. By combining multiple forms of tradition with a uniquely cinematic approach to space and time, Hou has created a body of work that, through its stylistic originality and historical gravity, opens up new possibilities for the medium.

This new volume includes contributions by Olivier Assayas, Peggy Chiao, Chung Mong-hong, Jean-Michel Frodon, Hasumi Shigehiko, Ichiyama Shōzō, Jia Zhang-ke, Kent Jones, Koreeda Hirokazu, Jean Ma, Ni Zhen, Abé Mark Nornes, James Quandt, Richard I. Suchenski, James Udden, and Wen Tien-hsiang, as well as conversations with Hou Hsiao-hsien and some of his most important collaborators over the decades.

Richard I. Suchenski is founder and director of the Center for Moving Image Arts (CMIA) and assistant professor of film and electronic arts at Bard College. His academic work focuses on the development of cinematic modernism internationally and on the relationship between film and the other arts. The retrospective Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien, which he has organized in conjunction with this book, will be launched at the Austrian Film Museum and will travel to major cities around the world through 2015.