Best Actor and Actress gongs went to Andy Lau and Deanie Ip for their roles in A Simple Life, which also garnered a Best Director award for Hong Kong helmer Ann Hui. [Photo: news.cn]
The 48th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival awards were held Saturday night in Taiwan, with the acclaimed Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale winning Best Feature Film, Best Supporting Male and Best Sound Effects.
Best Actor and Actress gongs went to Andy Lau and Deanie Ip for their roles in A Simple Life, which also garnered a Best Director award for Hong Kong helmer Ann Hui.
The award-winning historical drama The Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale, directed by Wei Te-Sheng (Cape No. 7, 2008) is the most expensive Taiwanese film ever made, costing over $23 million.
It tells the story of how Seediq tribal heads plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters in the 1930s and has taken a total of 12 years and 20, 000 people to make. Wei thanked the crew and producer John Woo with an emotional speech.
A Simple Life - about the relationship between a producer (Andy Lau) and his family maid (Deanie Ip), who find their roles gradually reversed after the maid suffers a stroke - received three major awards. It is Ann Hui's second Golden Horse after her 1998 film Ordinary Heroes. This year's Venice Best Actress, Deanie Ip was also named Best Actress in Taiwan. Andy Lau meanwhile beat off surprisingly fierce competition from Ge You (Let the Bullets Fly), Wang Qianyuan (The Piano in a Factory) and Eddie Peng (Jump! Ashin).
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