Hou Hsiao-hsien Panel
This roundtable discussion examined the influential work of Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien and his masterful film Dust in the Wind.
Following a screening of the internationally renowned Dust in the Wind (1987), scholars David Bordwell, James Udden and Bart Testa participated in an onstage discussion about the film's director Hou Hsiao-hsien, whose masterful use of long takes and meticulous compositions came to define the "New Taiwanese Cinema" of the 1980s. Other topics included: the influence of Taiwanese literary movements on Hou's work, and the importance of the international film festival circuit in bringing Hou's films to global attention. Panelists included: David Bordwell, Jacques Ledoux Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; James Udden, Associate Professor of Film Studies at Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania; and Bart Testa, Senior Lecturer at the Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College, University of Toronto, as moderator. In partnership with the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada's National Conversation on Asia, this Higher Learning event was held on June 9, 2013 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.