Hou Hsiao-hsien. Early Works

CINEMATEK released a DVD Box set with three films by Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien. The box gathers three early films: the romantic comedies Jiu shi liu liu de ta [Cute Girl] (1980) and Zai na he pan qing cao qing [The Green, Green Grass of Home] (1982) which Hou made on demand, and Feng gui lai de ren [The Boys from Fengkuei] (1983), considered to be the turning point in his career, both cinematographically and aesthetically. All three films have been restored by CINEMATEK under supervision of Hou Hsiao-hsien and in collaboration with the Film Foundation (World Cinema Project). Every film is accompanied by an audiovisual essay by Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin. In the accompanying booklet Tom Paulus (University of Antwerp) comes back on the early days of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s career.

You can find more info on the CINEMATEK website.

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