By: Christie Chen
Taipei, May 25 (CNA) Prominent Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Sunday with his first martial arts film “The Assassin” (聶隱娘).
It is the first time Hou has ever won the best director award of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. It is also his second award at Cannes, having previously won the Jury Prize in 1993 with “The Puppetmaster.”
“I have been to Cannes for seven or eight times…It is a great encouragement for me to win the director award this time,” Hou said in his acceptance speech. [FULL STORY]