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Taiwanese Director Hou Hsiao-hsien Retiring Due to Dementia

Hou Hsiao-hsien, the acclaimed Taiwanese film auteur, is withdrawing from future work due to Alzheimers-related dementia. He will leave unfinished his Shulan River film, which has been in development in recent years. The director’s retirement was revealed earlier this week by film scholar Tony Rayns, who revealed the news at a London screening of Hou’s…