Monday, May 25, 2015
Taipei - Prominent Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Sunday with his first martial arts film "The Assassin".
A year ago, writer-director Rick Famuyiwa was struggling to find financing for his film after studios in Hollywood passed on it.
Renowned Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien's (侯孝賢) first martial arts film "The Assassin" (聶隱娘), has earned critical acclaim but faces strong contenders such as "Carol" in the race for the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
A jury led by Italian-U.S. actress Isabella Rossellini at the Cannes Film Festival awarded the best picture prize in the sidebar Un Certain Regard section Saturday to an Icelandic comedy, "Rams."
A Chinese Buddha statue which lost its head 20 years ago, had its head reattached in Taiwan on Saturday, thanks to an anonymous Taiwanese art collector.
Excited Australians partied and sang, with some dressed up in glittering costumes as they cheered on their wildcard entry to Eurovision Sunday despite the song contest airing in the early hours of the morning.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Award winning Taiwanese actress Su Chi (舒淇), who stars in Hou Hsiao-hsien's (侯孝賢) "The Assassin" (聶隱娘), has become unwittingly embroiled in a heated exchange online over an alleged error in the film's description at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
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