A Mere Formality

Hou Hsiao-Hsien is a great, but somewhat underappreciated Taiwanese auteur, known for his long takes and slow pacing. In this video-essay, Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López explore his unique style as seen in a scene from the 1995-film Good Men, Good Women. Mirroring the tempo and attention to detail in Good Men, Good Women, this video-essay tries to capture the very essence of Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s aesthetic.

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  • Screenplay: Adrian Martin & Cristina Álvarez López.
  • Production and editing: Adrian Martin & Cristina Álvarez López.

Excerpts from: Good Men, Good Women (1995) © Hou, Fox Lorber.