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Ceremony Year 2015
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Taiwanese acclaimed master filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien is a writer, director, producer and actor. Renowned for his unique meditative and poetic style, he has collaborated over decades with celebrated cinematographer and APSA Academy member Mark Lee Ping-bing. His most significant films include A City of Sadness (1989), winner of the Venice Golden Lion and the first of a trilogy on the contemporary history of Taiwan; the semi-autobiographical Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize winner A Time to Live and a Time to Die (1985), the multiple Golden Horse winning Good Men, Good Women (1995) and the intoxicating period drama Flowers of Shanghai (1998).The Assassin won Best Director at the 68th Cannes Film Festival 2015, his eighth film to screen there.


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