Chu Tʽien-wen (born 24 August 1956) is a Taiwanese fiction writer. Chu is perhaps best known for writing the screenplays for most Hou Hsiao-hsien films. She is the recipient of the 2015 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature.Her father Chu Hsi-ning and younger sister Chu Tʽien-hsin are also famous writers.
Movies & TV shows
Chu Tien-Wen, frequent screenwriter for Hou Hsiao-Hsien, makes her directorial debut with this entry in The Inspired Island documentary series. With Hou as producer, cinematographer Yao Hung-I and edi...
There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, rev...
Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father and stepmother or Hajime, the owner of a small bookstore who could be the...
Good Men, Good Women
A film within a film as well as the past and present are linked by a young woman in this film, which is intended as the concluding film in the trilogy on the modern history of Taiwan. A man who does n...
A City of Sadness
After Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardship. The bar owner falls foul of local mobsters, his brother disappears, and the bar owner is scarred by his experiences ...
Dust in the Wind
Two people are from the small mining town of Jio-fen. They work at a tailors in Taiwan's capital city of Taipei. Everyone believes that they are meant for each other. Time is not something they can se...
The story is about a small town in Taiwan during the 50's and 60's. The most prominent family in town is the one that has Mei-Hsia. There is a local peasant assocation. They like each other, but Mei-H...
A young woman is looking for a future in contemporary Taipei. Lung is stuck in a past that combines baseball and traditional loyalty that leads him to squander his nest egg bailing her father out of f...
My Favorite Season
Bi Bao-Liang believes that if he touches a woman before his 30th birthday, he will have bad luck. A beautiful woman who had a love affair with her boss is pregnant. She wants to give her child a famil...
The Time to Live and the Time to Die
The film tells the story of Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence in Taiwan.
Taiwan's fraught provincial context is the subject of the story of an adolescent boy.
The Boys from Fengkuei
After finishing school, Ah-Ching and his friends spent most of their time drinking and fighting. Three of them go to Kaohsiung to look for work. Ah-Ching is attracted to the girlfriend of a neighbor. ...