By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) Chinese family saga “Mountains May Depart” (山河故人) was named the audience’s favorite film Friday on the eve of the 52nd Golden Horse Awards, one of the most prestigious awards for Chinese-language films.
“Mountains May Depart,” by director Jia Zhangke (賈樟柯), snatched the non-competition Golden Horse Audience Award for Best Picture at a ceremony in Taipei. The film has received seven nominations for the actual Golden Horse Awards ceremony, which will be held Saturday in Taipei, with 39 films competing for top honors in 22 categories.
“Mountains May Depart” examines the life of a woman called Tao Er and those around her as China undergoes rapid changes. The film shows three different time periods of Tao Er’s life: 1999, when she is being courted by two suitors in her hometown in China; 2014, when she is divorced and her son and ex-husband move to Australia; and 2025, when her teenage son hardly remembers her. [FULL STORY]