Originating from Taiwan, HSIEH Chin-lin emigrated to France in 1988. She studied piano, Fine Arts and French Literature before venturing into films where she worked as assistant director and making-of operator to WAN Jen and HOU Hsiao-hsien, among others. Subsequently she moved into production, producing TSAI Ming-liang’s What Time Is It There? and Les Derniers jours du monde by the Larrieu Bros. HSIEH is currently a programmer at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Flowers of Taipei is her first film as director.