Hou Hsiao-hsien confirmed as having Alzheimer's Disease
Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) Renowned Taiwanese film director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's (侯孝賢) son confirmed Wednesday that his father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
In a statement, Hou's son said his father continued to work after being diagnosed until he tested positive for COVID-19, but is now spending time with family after COVID-19 exacerbated his Alzheimer's symptoms.
Hou's son added that the director's passion for film has not changed and he is currently in a stable condition.
Although preparation work for the film "Shulan River" has come to a standstill, Hou's film production company is still operating, Hou's son said.
Hou has directed numerous films and won many awards including Best Director at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for "The Assassin" and the Golden Lion at the 1989 Venice Film Festival with "A City of Sadness," the first Taiwanese film to win an award at one of the Big Three European Film Festivals.
Inspections needed before evacuated residents can return home: Hou02/28/2024 04:48 PM
- Science & Tech
NASA sends research aircraft to Taiwan for Asia air quality project02/28/2024 04:18 PM
New Tuvalu government reaffirms Taiwan ties in government document02/28/2024 03:15 PM
Tsai outlines transitional justice efforts at 228 Incident memorial02/28/2024 02:32 PM
Taiwanese man dressed as monk caught with drugs in Japan: Reports02/28/2024 12:44 PM