Flowers of Shanghai

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Flowers of Shanghai is a 1998 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and starring Tony Leung, Hada Michiko, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shuan Fang, Jack Kao, Carina Lau, Rebecca Pan, Michelle Reis and Vicky Wei.wikipedia
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Hou Hsiao-hsien

Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Flowers of Shanghai is a 1998 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and starring Tony Leung, Hada Michiko, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shuan Fang, Jack Kao, Carina Lau, Rebecca Pan, Michelle Reis and Vicky Wei.
Other highly regarded works of his include The Puppetmaster (1993) and Flowers of Shanghai (1998).

Carina Lau

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Flowers of Shanghai is a 1998 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and starring Tony Leung, Hada Michiko, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shuan Fang, Jack Kao, Carina Lau, Rebecca Pan, Michelle Reis and Vicky Wei.
Following parts in the wuxia classic Ashes of Time (1994) and James Bond pastiche Forbidden City Cop (1997), Lau once again attracted the attention of various awards juries with her measured portrayals of bisexual silk factory owner Wan in Intimates (1997) and a prostitute in 19th Century epic Flowers of Shanghai (1998).

Jack Kao

Flowers of Shanghai is a 1998 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and starring Tony Leung, Hada Michiko, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shuan Fang, Jack Kao, Carina Lau, Rebecca Pan, Michelle Reis and Vicky Wei.

Michelle Reis

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Flowers of Shanghai is a 1998 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and starring Tony Leung, Hada Michiko, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shuan Fang, Jack Kao, Carina Lau, Rebecca Pan, Michelle Reis and Vicky Wei.

Annie Yi

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Flowers of Shanghai is a 1998 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and starring Tony Leung, Hada Michiko, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shuan Fang, Jack Kao, Carina Lau, Rebecca Pan, Michelle Reis and Vicky Wei.

Rebecca Pan

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Flowers of Shanghai is a 1998 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and starring Tony Leung, Hada Michiko, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shuan Fang, Jack Kao, Carina Lau, Rebecca Pan, Michelle Reis and Vicky Wei.

International Film Festival of Kerala

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The film won for Best Director and Best Art Director (Wen-Ying Huang) at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival in 1998, and the next year the director won the Golden Crow Pheasant at the International Film Festival of Kerala.

Tony Leung Chiu-wai

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Flowers of Shanghai is a 1998 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and starring Tony Leung, Hada Michiko, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shuan Fang, Jack Kao, Carina Lau, Rebecca Pan, Michelle Reis and Vicky Wei.

1998 Cannes Film Festival

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It was nominated for the Golden Palm at Cannes but did not win.

Michiko Hada

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Flowers of Shanghai is a 1998 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and starring Tony Leung, Hada Michiko, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shuan Fang, Jack Kao, Carina Lau, Rebecca Pan, Michelle Reis and Vicky Wei.

Sing-song girls

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According to the 1892 fictional masterpiece by Han Bangqing called Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai, also known as Flowers of Shanghai, people in Shanghai called the women who performed in sing-song houses "xian sheng" in Wu language.

List of Taiwanese submissions for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

List of Taiwanese submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language FilmTaiwanselected as the Taiwanese entry

Yang Teng-kuei

Yang Tang-kuei
Yang's collaboration with Hou Hsiao-hsien continued with the production of Goodbye South, Goodbye in 1996 and Flowers of Shanghai in 1998.

Taiwan

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Flowers of Shanghai is a 1998 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien and starring Tony Leung, Hada Michiko, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Shuan Fang, Jack Kao, Carina Lau, Rebecca Pan, Michelle Reis and Vicky Wei.

Village Voice Film Poll

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It was voted the third best film of the 1990s in the 1999 Village Voice Film Poll.

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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The film was selected as the Taiwanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

71st Academy Awards

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The film was selected as the Taiwanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Fin de siècle

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In four elegant brothels, called "Flower Houses", in fin-de-siècle 19th-century Shanghai (Qing dynasty), we see several affairs.

Shanghai

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In four elegant brothels, called "Flower Houses", in fin-de-siècle 19th-century Shanghai (Qing dynasty), we see several affairs.

Qing dynasty

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In four elegant brothels, called "Flower Houses", in fin-de-siècle 19th-century Shanghai (Qing dynasty), we see several affairs.

Courtesan

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The relationship between the wealthy patrons and the courtesans are semi-monogamous, frequently lasting many years.

J. Hoberman

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Film critic J. Hoberman, like Jonathan Rosenbaum, called Hou Hsiao-hsien the best director of the '90s and hailed Flowers of Shanghai as one of Hou's three masterpieces from that decade.