Growing Up (1983 film)
|Directed by||Chen Kunhou|
|Written by||Hou Hsiao-hsien
|Running time||100 minutes|
Growing Up (Chinese: 小畢的故事; pinyin: Xiǎo bì de gùshì) is a 1983 film by Taiwanese filmmaker Chen Kunhou. The screenplay was the first collaboration between Hou Hsiao-hsien and Chu T'ien-wen. The film made the young star, Doze Niu, "a pop icon and tagged him with a rebellious image."
Growing Up was the film that "first attracted broad critical and popular attention to the movement" known as New Taiwan Cinema. It "established some of the movement's key stylistic approaches and narrative concerns, with its subdued manner in relating the story of an adolescent boy grappling with everyday pangs amid Taiwan's fraught provincial context." The film was selected as the Taiwanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 56th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
- List of submissions to the 56th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Taiwanese submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
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- Choi, Edo S.; Iovene, Paola, "A Time for Freedom: Taiwanese filmmakers in transition", doc films Spring 2009 Volume 3 Issue 3 (Doc film society, University of Chicago), retrieved April 14, 2009
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Growing Up at the Internet Movie Database
- Growing Up at allmovie
- Growing Up at the Chinese Movie Database
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