Date: October 15, 2015
LOS ANGELES • Acclaimed Taiwanese film-maker Hou Hsiao-hsien has
racked up numerous international awards in his career, but today he is aiming for the Oscars with his latest movie The Assassin.
Hou, on tour in the United States ahead of the upcoming US launch of the movie, sat with Agence France-Presse to discuss The Assassin – among 81 foreign Oscar hopefuls – Hollywood and his next project.
Hou acknowledged that The Assassin, a slow-burning movie set in ninth-century China, may not appeal to a wide American audience more used to Hollywood films with a strong narrative and high drama.
“I think they will probably fall asleep,” he laughed. “I think people will probably have problems understanding what the movie is about.” [FULL STORY]