By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) Tang Dynasty martial arts film “The Assassin” (刺客聶隱娘) by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) bagged the Golden Horse Award for best feature film on Saturday, giving the film a total of five awards at the ceremony in Taipei.
“The Assassin,” which led the nominations with 11 nods, came away with best feature film, best director, best cinematography, best makeup and costume design, and best sound effects at the ceremony, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Oscars.
Even though Hou has won three Golden Horse best director awards, including Saturday night’s victory, it is the first time that he has won a Golden Horse best feature film award. [FULL STORY]