Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s martial arts movie The Assassin premiered in
Vietnam on Tuesday, drawing an enthusiastic response from the audience.
The screening of the film was jointly organized by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hanoi and Vietnam and local distributor Green Media, which will show the film across Vietnam from Sept. 25.
Huang Chih-peng, Taiwan’s representative to Vietnam, said at the premiere that he hopes the film screening will promote Taiwan’s soft power and deepen cultural exchanges between Taiwan and Vietnam. He expressed hope of seeing more co-productions between Taiwan and Vietnam in the future.
Set in ninth-century China, the film tells the story a general’s daughter named Nie Yinniang (the film’s Chinese title), who was trained by a nun from the age of 10 to become a lethal assassin. [FULL STORY]