‘The Assassin’ composer Lim Giong wins Cannes Soundtrack Award

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/24
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, May 24 (CNA) Taiwanese composer Lim Giong (林強) has won the Cannes

Lim Giong (林強). CNA file photo

Lim Giong (林強). CNA file photo

Soundtrack Award for his work in director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s (侯孝賢) martial arts film “The Assassin” (聶隱娘), ahead of the awards ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes Soundtrack Award is awarded by a group of journalists.

“The Assassin,” a Tang Dynasty martial arts film starring Taiwanese actress Shu Qi (舒淇) and actor Chang Chen (張震), is among the 19 entries competing for the Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, on Sunday.

In a film review published on The Hollywood Reporter on May 20, film critic Deborah Young touted Lim for his original use of music.     [FULL  STORY]

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