‘The Sum­mer is Gone’ tops Golden Horse Awards

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Main­land Chi­nese film “The Sum­mer is Gone” emerged as the win­ner at the Golden Horse Awards on Satur­day. The film, set in In­ner Mon­go­lia in the 1990s, was named as best pic­ture in the an­nual awards for best Chi­nese-lan­guage films. It also picked up a best new per­former award for Kong Weiyi and the FIPRESCI prize awarded by a sep­a­rate jury of crit­ics. The Golden Horse Film Fes­ti­val ran Nov 4-24. The 53rd an­nual awards were pre­sented on Satur­day Nov 26 at a cer­e­mony in Taipei’s Sun Yat-sen Memo­rial Hall.

The event in­cluded a red car­pet ap­pear­ance by Frances Juli­ette Binoche and per­for­mances by Coco Lee and Sin­ga­pore’s Stephanie Sun. The awards jury was headed by the vet­eran, so­cially-con­scious Hong Kong di­rec­tor Ann Hui. She told Tai­wanese me­dia Satur­day that the jury had gone through a “life and death process” in de­cid­ing the awards.

Other win­ners with two awards each were “De­tec­tive Chi­na­town” (best ac­tion chore­og­ra­phy, best makeup/cos­tume;) “Mad World” (best new di­rec­tor: Wong Chun, and best sup­port­ing ac­tress;) “Triv­isa” (best orig­i­nal screen­play, best edit­ing;) “Mr No Prob­lem” (best ac­tor, best adapted screen­play;) “Cross­cur­rent” (best cin­e­matog­ra­phy, best sound de­sign;) and “I Am Not Madam Bo­vary” (best di­rec­tor: Feng Xiao­gang, and the au­di­ence choice award. In the best ac­tress cat­e­gory the award was shared be­tween the two nom­i­nees - Zhou Dongyu and Ma Sichun from “Soul Mate.”

Go­ing into the cer­e­mony, lo­cal Tai­wanese film “God­speed” had nom­i­na­tions for eight awards and was strongly fa­vored to win in sev­eral cat­e­gories. On the night it picked up only one, for art di­rec­tion. Other dis­ap­point­ments for Tai­wanese cinema in­cluded the fail­ure of “The Road To Man­dalay” to turn any of its six nom­i­na­tions into awards wins, and the fail­ure of its for­eign-lan­guage Os­car con­tender “Hang In There Kids” (aka “Lokah Laqi”) to col­lect any awards on home soil. The awards also paid trib­ute to Ab­bas Kiarostami, the iconic Ira­nian di­rec­tor who died ear­lier this year. Ear­lier in the week Sin­ga­porean di­rec­tor Boo Jun­feng was named as win­ner of the NETPAC prize, the fes­ti­val and awards’ only re­ward for a non-Chi­nese-lan­guage film. — Reuters

Chi­nese ac­tress Zhou Dongyu, from right, ac­tor Fan Wei and ac­tress Ma Sichun hold their award for Best Lead­ing Ac­tress and Ac­tor at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Tai­wan, Satur­day. — AP pho­tos

From left, Hong Kong di­rec­tor Derek Tsang, Tai­wanese ac­tress Bowie Tsang and Hong Kong ac­tor Eric Tsang ar­rive at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Tai­wan.

Chi­nese di­rec­tor Feng Xiao­gang holds his award for Best Di­rec­tor at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Tai­wan.

Tai­wanese ac­tress Hsu Wei-ning ar­rives at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Tai­wan.

Tai­wanese ac­tress Wu Ke-xi ar­rives at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Tai­wan.

Tai­wanese ac­tor Kai Ko ar­rives at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei.

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