The childhood and early adulthood of Li Tien-lu, an 84-year-old Taiwanese puppet master, comes to life using a combination of documentary technique and elegant dramatization, while the real Li functions as on-and-off-screen narrator, as the film travels from 1908 to 1945.
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien. AKA The Puppetmaster / 戲夢人生
Stars: Li Tian-lu, Lim Giong, Tsai Chen-nan, Yang Lai-Yin, Vicky Wei.
1993 Cannes Film Festival – Winner of the Jury Prize.
1993 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.