Assayas’ documentary on the renowned director of such films as Flowers of Shanghai also serves as a primer of sorts on politics and society in Taiwan, with Hou as the amiable (and karaokeloving) guide. 1997, video, in French, Taiwanese and Mandarin with English subtitles, 91 minutes.
A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Cinéma de Notre Temps: Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
Free. Tickets available from 6 pm in the Bazinet Garden Lobby.