Taiwan enters Cannes-winning The Assassin for 2016 Oscars

Want China Times
Date: 2015-09-10
By: Xinhua and Staff Reporter

Taiwan’s Motion Picture and Drama Association has entered Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-

Shu Qi in a still from Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin. (Photo/CFP)

Shu Qi in a still from Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin. (Photo/CFP)

hsien’s acclaimed martial arts film The Assassin for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

According to a statement released by the association on Wednesday, The Assassin stood out among 13 candidates thanks to “its high degree of proficiency in cinematography, lighting, arts and character shaping, which succeeded in demonstrating natural personalities of people in a classic setting.”

“The director shows great ambition in creating a new film language style,” the statement read.

Set in ancient China, the film tells about a general’s daughter named Nie Yinniang who was trained by a nun to become an assassin.     [FULL  STORY]

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