Overseas Communication and Acceptance of Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Films-Centering on Franch Cahiers Du Cinéma


The criticism on Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s films of the French magazine Cahiers du Cinéma is an important landscape for oversea propagation of Chinese cinemas. The attention to Hou Hsiao-Hsien lies mainly in his naturalism lens style and realistic poetic characteristics. The present article tries to restore the Cahiers du Cinéma’s critical standpoint, scale and reason on Hou Hsiao-Hsien film, and also answer the three questions: In what ways do the French critics pay attention to the Chinese films? What is their focus? And, why do they keep such a watchful eye on Chinese cinema? The logic and angle as well as the ways of criticism behind their attention can provide many inspirations for Chinese-language cinemas studies.



Keywords: Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Cahiers du Cinéma, overseas communication

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