By: Hung Chien-lun and Matthew Mazzetta
Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Organizers of the Golden Horse Film Festival hyped its Nov. 7 opening with asurprise 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]