The Assassin Leads the Big Win at the 52nd Annual Golden Horse Awards

The glitz and glamour of big film awards didn’t just descend in Seoul this weekend for the Grand Bell Awards, down South a few hours Taipei hosted the 52nd annual Golden Horse Awards, the most prestigious film awards in Chinese-language cinema. the big winner was Taiwan director Hou Hsiao Hsien’s nouveau minimalist wuxia movie The Assassin with Shu Qi and Chang Chen, with Hou taking Best Director and the movie winning Best Picture. Shu Qi was upset for Best Actress by HK-actress Karena Lam, while C-actor Feng Xiaogang took home Best Actor. In a sign of more cross-cultural interaction, K-actress Ha Ji Won and J-actor Tsumabuki Satoshi were in attendance. The fashion was way more interesting, both good and bad ways, than at the Grand Bell Awards so check it out. Continue reading