China, 9th century. Nie Yinniang returns home after becoming a martial arts expert. She is assigned by her master to kill her cousin, the governor of the Weibo province. The plot is beside the point in this masterpiece, acclaimed in Cannes and boasting an incomparable visual exuberance. Hou Hsiao-hsien paints the beautiful movements of martial arts cinema with a never-ending color palette.
Studied at the Taiwan National University of Arts and began his career in film as an assistant director. He debuted in the early eighties. His films include: The Puppetmaster (93), Flowers of Shanghai (98) and Millennium Mambo (01).
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TAIWAN, CHINA, HONG KONG, FRANCE, 2015
Hou Hsiao-hsien, Chin Yiqi, Peter Lam, Lin Kufn, Gou Tai-chiang, Tung Tzu-hsien