‘A Sun’, ‘Detention’ Win Big at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards
Two Taiwanese titles, Chung Mong-hong’s A Sun and John Hsu’s Detention, were the big winners at the 56th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday night, 23 November, each taking five prizes.
Chung’s drama, about a family torn apart when the youngest son is sent to a juvenile detention centre, won in both the best narrative feature and best director categories and also took prizes for best leading actor (Chen Yi-wen), best supporting actor (Liu Kuan-ting) and best film editing (Lai Hsiu-hsiung). It also won the Audience Choice Award.
Detention, a psychological horror set during Taiwan’s ‘White Terror’ period in the 1960s, won best new director, best adapted screenplay (Hsu, Fu Kai-ling, Chien Shih-keng), best visual effects (Renovatio Pictures, Tomi Kuo), best art direction (Wang Chih-cheng) and best original film song (The Day After Rain).
Photo credit: Film still of ‘A Sun’; Mandarin Films