By: Cheng Jing-wen and Lee Mei-yu
Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) Golden Horse Award-winning cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing (李
屏賓) has taken over as head of the Taipei Film Festival following the recent resignation of film producer Lee Lieh (李烈).
In a statement released on Thursday, the new chairperson said he will defend the independence of the annual film festival from a filmmaker’s stance.
Lee has worked for a long time with Taiwan’s well-known director Hou Hsiao-hsien, including on his latest film “The Assassin.” The film won a number of awards at Taiwan’s recent Golden Horse Film Festival, including for best cinematography.
Lee said he will stop doing some of his filming jobs so he can throw himself into the Taipei Film Festival. [FULL STORY]