By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Chinese films emerged as the biggest winners at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards
in Taipei on Saturday, grabbing all of the major awards at what are considered the Oscars of the Chinese-speaking world.
Hohhot-born director Zhang Dalei’s (張大磊) “The Summer Is Gone” (八月) picked up the night’s biggest award – best feature film– as well as best new performer for 10-year-old actor Kong Weiyi (孔維一).
The black-and-white drama, set in the 1990s in a small town in western China, is about a boy’s last summer vacation before he enters junior high school. He and his friends spend their days carefree but with little to do while the adults around them are rocked by the loss of job security as China drastically reforms its state-owned enterprises.
Chinese director Feng Xiaogang (馮小剛) won the award for best director with his melodrama “I Am Not Madame Bovary” (我不是潘金蓮), about a woman who spends a decade fighting China’s legal system to have her divorce nullified after being swindled by her ex-husband. [FULL STORY]