Lee to become honorary Taichung citizen: mayor
CNATAIPEI--Taichung Mayor Jason Hu said yesterday that he will confer an honorary “citizen of Taichung” to Taiwanese director Ang Lee, the winner of the 2013 Academy Award for best director for his 3D shipwreck epic “Life of Pi.”
February 26, 2013, 12:15 am TWN
Hu said he was grateful for Lee, who mentioned Taichung in his acceptance speech for its help in getting the film shot.
While receiving the best director award, the Taiwan-born, U.S.-based Lee thanked his 3,000-member cast and crew for their work on the film.
“I cannot make this movie without the help of Taiwan. We shot there,” he said, especially thanking Taichung, which is where most of the shooting took place.