Want China Times
Renowned Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien will compete at the 68th annual Cannes Film
Festival in France with his martial arts film The Assassin, festival officials announced Thursday.
The Assassin, a Tang Dynasty martial arts epic starring Taiwan’s Shu Qi and Chang Chen, is among the 17 films that will vie for the festival’s highest prize, the Palme d’Or, according to the official selection lineup.
Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux and president Pierre Lescure unveiled the lineup at a press conference in Paris.
Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s Mountains May Depart and Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda’s Our Little Sister are also among the 17 competition titles. [FULL STORY]