Golden Horse Festival to screen Cannes winners ‘Crash’ and ‘For Sama’

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/10/22
By: Hung Chien-lun and Matthew Mazzetta

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Organizers of the Golden Horse Film Festival hyped its Nov. 7 opening with a

Crash (Photo courtesy of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee)

surprise announcement on Tuesday, revealing that the award-winning films "Crash" and "For Sama" will feature in this year's festival lineup.

According to a press release, the festival will present a digitally-remastered version of the 1996 David Cronenberg thriller "Crash."

The film, which centers around a group of people who take sexual pleasure from car crashes, caused controversy following its release, including calls for it to be banned, while also receiving a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

The second film announced is the 2019 documentary "For Sama," which follows the life of a young woman raising her son (Sama) in Aleppo during the Syrian Civil War.    [FULL  STORY]

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