By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
ATaiwanese short film, The Day to Choose, directed by Soochow University student Leon Lee, has won the Best Lead Actor in a Foreign Language Film from the 2016 International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema NICE.
Lee, a senior of German Department, said that he regarded the abolition of death penalty, a controversy packed with political considerations, is ultimately a philosophical issue. Therefore, he left an open-ended closing for viewers to come to their own conclusions.
Executive producer Cheng Kuang-Yu, director of the university’s Chinese Language Center, said he saw Lee’s potential in the campus film festival and decided to help him realize his dream.
The script was a joint creation by Lee and Cheng. The 20-minute film took them three days to shoot, three months to edit, and a total of NT$600,000 to produce. [FULL STORY]