Taiwan arthouse films win Chinese ‘Oscars’
Taiwanese cinema dominated this year’s Golden Horse Film Awards with two arthouse films scooping top honours on Saturday.
“When Loves Comes”, which touched on social issues including child abuse and prostitution, won the outstanding Taiwanese film of the year and best supporting actress for Hau Lei.
When Love Comes (Taiwanese Hokkien with Chinese subtitles)
Dark horse Chung Mong-hong, also from Taiwan, scored the surprise win of best director for “The Fourth Portrait,” seeing off favourites Chang and Hong Kong’s Teddy Chen (“Bodyguards and Assassins”).
More than 30 films were nominated in the 47th edition of the Golden Horse Awards, styled after the US Academy Awards but decided by a jury along the lines of the Cannes film festival.