Taiwan is the only country in the world with a T.V channel dedicated entirely to puppet shows. In The Puppet Master, director Hou Hsiao Hsien immortalizes the character of Lee Tian Lu and makes the world discover the traditional puppets from Taiwan. Strenghtened by 150 years of history, the puppetry in Taiwan has seen many changes and forms now a wide range of symbolic and aesthetic richness. Passionate puppeteers welcome us to discover their art.
Festivals and broadcastingCrewParticipantsProduction
• International Asian Film Festival of Vesoul 2013 • Asian Film Festival of Tours 2012 • International sales : Beliane
Cinematography, sound and editing : Jean-Robert Thomann
Master Chen-Hsi-Huang, La société multimédia SinJi “Nouveau siècle”, Master Wang Wen-Sheng, Master Hsueh Ying-Yuan, Master Huang Wu Shan
An Acrobates Films production with the support of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), Government Information Office of Taipei in France and the participation of Télé Paese.