Hou Hsiao

Le voyage du ballon rouge / Flight of the Red Balloon - by Hou Hsiao-hsien (2007)

Le voyage du ballon rouge / Flight of the Red Balloon - by Hou Hsiao-hsien (2007)
DVD9(cust.) | French + Russian | 720x576 | mpeg2, ~7658 kbps | AC3, 192 kbps | 7.89 GB
Subs: English | Drama

A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.

Zui hao de shi guang - Hou Hsiao-hsien (2005)  

Posted by wolfy13 at April 28, 2010
Zui hao de shi guang - Hou Hsiao-hsien (2005)

Zui hao de shi guang - Hou Hsiao-hsien (2005)
aka: "Three Times"
DVDRIP | 130 min | MKV-x264 720x384 | 25 fps | AC3 192 kb/s | 1.55 GB
Language: Chinese (Mandarin, Taiwanese) | Subtitles: English - French - Spanish - Italian - Brazilian Portuguese in 5 optional srt files
Genre: Drama - Romance

Nan guo zai jian, nan guo - Hou Hsiao-hsien (1996)  

Posted by wolfy13 at Jan. 27, 2010
Nan guo zai jian, nan guo - Hou Hsiao-hsien (1996)

Nan guo zai jian, nan guo - Hou Hsiao-hsien (1996)
aka: "Goodbye South, Goodbye"
DVDRIP | 108 min | MKV-x264 720x384 | 25 fps | Ogg Vorbis 192 kb/s | 1.49 GB
Language: Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien) | Subtitles: English - French in 2 optional srt files | Genre: Drama

One of my favorite Asian film!
Hou Hsiao-hsien - Kôhî jikô ('Café Lumière') (2003)

Hou Hsiao-hsien - Kôhî jikô ('Café Lumière') (2003)
1471.4 MB | 1:43:22 | Japanese with Eng.+Tur. s/t | XviD, 1640 Kb/s | 720x400

One of today's greatest filmmakers, Hou Hsiao-hsien pays homage to one of the masters, Yasujiro Ozu, commemorating the centenary of Ozu's birth. In a residential Tokyo neighborhood, Yoko, a young freelance writer defies her strongly traditional parents with news that she is pregnant and has no desire to marry the father. She calmly accepts this reality and stoically deals with the worried reactions of her family. In an effort to alleviate her loneliness, she befriends the owner of a second-hand bookstore. He falls in love with her, but keeps his feelings silent. Gradually, Yoko begins to re-evaluate everything in her life in this meditative masterpiece of young urban solitude.
Hou Hsiao-hsien - Hsimeng jensheng ('The Puppetmaster') (1993)

Hou Hsiao-hsien - Hsimeng jensheng ('The Puppetmaster') (1993)
1467.6 MB | 2:22:09 | Mandarin with English s/t | XviD, 1410 Kb/s | 560x416

Hou Hsiao-hsien's masterpiece about the childhood and early adulthood of octogenerian Taiwanese puppet master and actor Li Tien-lu. This is the second part of a trilogy about Taiwanese life in the 20th century, covering all but the first few years of the Japanese occupation of Taiwan (1895-1945). Hou's preference for filming entire scenes in long takes from fixed camera angles and for eschewing close-ups has never been as masterfully employed and modulated as it is here–some of the landscape shots are breathtaking. The film alternates between re-created scenes from Li's life, Li speaking directly to the camera about his past, and extracts from his puppet and stage performances, creating a layered density in the narrative that does full justice to the complexity and poetry of Hou's investigation.

Le Voyage du ballon rouge (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 2007)  

Posted by üredwht at Sept. 30, 2008
Le Voyage du ballon rouge (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 2007)

Le Voyage du ballon rouge (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 2007)
700 MB | 113 min | French | Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese | XviD 710 kbps | 560x304
Genre: drama

Quinn - Depictions of Wǔ (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at Sept. 14, 2016
Quinn - Depictions of Wǔ (2016)

Quinn - Depictions of Wǔ (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 5 | 55:16 min | 132 Mb
Style: New Age, Ambient | Label: Orison Records

On Quinn’s sixteenth solo record, “Depictions of Wǔ”, you will discover five stunning sonic odysseys, each over ten and a half minutes long, that gracefully merge the enchantment of Chinese music, art and culture, into a Western, cinematic and pop landscape. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful cinematography of Wong Kar-Wai, Zhang Yimou, Hou Hsiao-Hsien and the unique sound and costuming of the ancient tradition of Chinese Opera, you’ll be carried away into a realm where the mysteries of the Far East, and the dynamic streets of Los Angeles, blur their edges to create a whole new global stylized soundtrack.

Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema  

Posted by Nice_smile) at Sept. 4, 2015
Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema

Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema by Jean Ma
English | July 6, 2010 | ISBN: 9888028057 | 212 Pages | PDF | 5.78 MB

This book looks closely at films by the most renowned directors of contemporary Chinese art cinema: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang and Wong Kar-wai.

The Puppetmaster (1993)  

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Aug. 13, 2014
The Puppetmaster (1993)

The Puppetmaster (1993)
DVDRip | MKV | 708 x 470 | x264 @ 1645 Kbps | 142 min | 1,96 Gb
Audio: Mandarin AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Art-house, Drama, War

This Hou Hsiao Hsien masterpiece is a portrait of the childhood and adolescence of octogenarian Taiwanese puppet master and actor Li T'ien-lu, who narrates the film both off-screen and on-screen. In this second installment of a trilogy on Taiwanese life in the 20th century (City of Sadness is the first and Good Men, Good Women is the third), Li's development as an artist and husband plays out between 1908 and 1945 under the heavy hand of Japanese rule, paralleling the development of Taiwan's own political consciousness. The movie deftly shifts from a dramatization of Li's life, to Li speaking directly to the camera about his experiences, to his puppet performances in a semi-documentary style that recalls The Thin Blue Line (1988). Here, as in most of his films, Hou uses long takes and off-screen space to create a complex, richly layered meditation on personal, artistic, and national aspirations.

A City of Sadness (1989)  

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Aug. 13, 2014
A City of Sadness (1989)

A City of Sadness (1989)
DVDRip | MKV | 712 x 444 | x264 @ 1555 Kbps | 158 min | 2,11 Gb
Audio: Mandarin AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs (embedded): English, Japanese
Genre: Art-house, Drama

A City of Sadness is a 1989 Taiwanese drama film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien. It tells the story of a family embroiled in the tragic "White Terror" that was wrought on the Taiwanese people by the Kuomintang government (KMT) after their arrival from mainland China in the late 1940s, during which thousands of Taiwanese were rounded up, shot, and/or sent to prison. The film was the first to deal openly with the KMT's authoritarian misdeeds after its 1945 turnover of Taiwan from Japan, and the first to depict the 228 Incident of 1947, in which thousands of people were massacred.