Want China Times
Taiwan is scheduled to launch a movie festival in Europe next week, featuring works
by internationally-renown Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien and other Taiwanese directors, the Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris said Friday.
The event, set to start from May 26, will be the largest-ever movie festival held by Taiwan to showcase the country’s achievements in the movie industry to audiences from around the world at a time when international movie critics have expressed admiration toward Hou’s latest movie The Assassin.
A Tang Dynasty martial arts film starting Taiwanese actress Shu Qi and actor Chang Chen, The Assassin is one of the 19 entries in the main competition at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. Hou spent 10 years making the film.
The French newspaper Liberation even said that The Assassin has a great chance of winning the top prize in the Cannes Film Festival, which started on May 12 and will run through May 24. Le Figaro Magazine also selected The Assassin as one of the top 15 movies at this year’s festival. [FULL STORY]