Xi meng ren sheng (1993) AKA The Puppetmaster


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.


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