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5 Golden Horse awards conferred on Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “The Assassin”

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The film “The Assassin” by the veteran Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien has clinched five awards, at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards which is considered as the most prestigious and time-honored film awards in the world of Chinese language cinema.

  • It won best director and best feature film, best cinematography, best makeup and costume design and best sound effects.
  • “The Assassin” is a martial art film, featuring a trained female killer who is faced with an impossible choice between love and duty.
  • The Golden Horse awards are considered the equivalents of the Oscars for Chinese-language movies.

5 Golden Horse awards conferred on Hou Hsiao-hsien's “The Assassin”Important Winners

Category Winner Movie
Best Actor FENG Xiao-Gang Mr. Six
Best Actress Karena LAM Zinnia Flower
Best Director Hou Hsiao-hsien The Assassin
Best Feature Film The Assassin The Assassin
Best New Director BI Gan Kaili Blues
Best original screenplay Jiang Zhengke Mountains May Depart

About Golden Horse Film Awards
The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards is a film festival and awards ceremony held annually in Taiwan. It was founded by Government Information Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

  • Establishment – 1962
  • Awarded for – Excellence in Chinese-language cinema
  • Presented by – Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee