Date: November 23, 2015
“The Assassin” by renowned Taiwan filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien was the biggest
winner at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards Nov. 21 in Taipei City, walking away with five major honors including best director and best feature film at the most important Chinese-language movie event of the year.
Set in Tang dynasty (618-907) China, the martial arts epic follows the exploits of a female assassin struggling with her conscience. The film also picked up Golden Horse accolades for its cinematography, makeup and costume design, and sound effects.
The win capped off a fruitful year for “The Assassin,” which earned Hou the best director award at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival in May. Hou attributed the success to his longtime film crew, and said he will continue to pursue advances in cinema. [FULL STORY]