Hou Hsiao Hsein is not an American director instead he is a Taiwanese director.
He's known as a director, producer, and singer.
Hou has been influential in the Taiwan's New Wave cinema movement.
In 1989, Hou created and developed the film "A City of Sadness".
"A City of Sadness" is based on a family caught in a dilemma between the Chinese government and the Taiwanese.
Hou had a lead role as an actor in "Taipei Story".
Hou Hsiao Hsein obtained his education at the National Taiwan Academy of the Arts.
Hou played the role as Lung, who was a baseball star in the Minor League in the film "Taipei Story".
In 2003, he had a role as an actor in the movie "Young Style" which was a Chinese film.
Hou produced the movie "Dust of Angels" and played other roles such as being the singer on the soundtrack of the film.
He produced many film, such as "One Day", "Return Ticket", " Beyond Beauty:Taiwan from Above", "Taipei Exchanges", "Raise the Red Lantern".
Hou has performed the actor role in several film, such as "The Boys From Fengkuei", "Taipei Story", and "I Wish I Knew" to name a few.
In 1980, Hou made his first full length film which is known as "Cute Girl".
In 1983, "The Boys Fengkuei" appeared at the Three Continents Festival and received a Golden Montgolfiere.
In 1984, "A Summer at Grandpa's" received a Golden Montgolfiere from the Three Continents Festival.
In 1986, "Time to Live, A Time to Die" won a FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.
In 1987, "Daughter of the Nile" was placed in the Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 1993, "The Puppetmaster" won Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 1995, "Good Men, Good Women" was considered the Best Feature Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
In 1996, "Goodbye South, Goodbye" was placed into the Cannes Film Festival. "Flowers of Shanghai" was also placed in the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2001, "Millennium Mambo" won a Technical Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2003, Hou directed "Cafe Lumiere" which was a Japanese film. "Cafe Lumiere" was displayed at the festival.
Also, in 2005 "Three Times" was placed in the Cannes Film Festival.
"Three Times" is based on three stories in three different years, 1911, 1966, and 2005. The stories included the same actors and were released in 2005.
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