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Ang Lee recalls tearing up after first Golden Horse victory

Ang Lee recalls tearing up after first Golden Horse victory

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Two-time Oscar-winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee, who heads the jury at the 50th Golden Horse Awards, recalls feeling emotional after winning his first Golden Horse award in Taiwan. "After (the ceremony), I was standing next to the National Theater Hall ready to go home. I was holding a Golden Horse award in hand and started crying," Lee said in a video clip released Wednesday by the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee. "I felt very touched that people were so nice to me and gave me the award as an encouragement," Lee said in the clip that is part of the festival's "The Star" interview series. Lee's first feature film "Pushing Hands" won a special jury award and the best actor and best supporting actress awards at the Golden Horse Awards in 1991. Lee won the Golden Horse best director award in 1993 for his second feature, "The Wedding Banquet." Recounting his most impressive experience at the awards, Lee said jokingly that it was standing in a row with big-name celebrities such as Jackie Chan and Andy Lau in the men's bathroom when he attended the awards ceremony for the first time. "At that time I thought life was pretty good. I could take a leak next to so many celebrities," said Lee. In the clip, Lee also said the film in which he is most emotionally invested is his 2007 Chinese espionage thriller "Lust, Caution" because the film is closest to his biggest fear. "I still don't dare watch the film. But the more you are afraid of it, the bigger the attraction," said the 59-year-old director. He added that the most "painful" film he has made is the 2000 martial arts film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." It wasn't easy making such a film in China at that time, said Lee. Summing up what filmmaking is about, Lee said film is a fabricated thing, but "it touches the most real thing." "I'm afraid that people won't understand it, but I'm also afraid that people will understand it," Lee said. "It is a complicated feeling. That's probably what a life of filmmaking is about." The 50th Golden Horse Awards, one of the most prestigious film awards in the Chinese-speaking world, will be held Nov. 23 in Taipei. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-08-04 14:32 GMT+08:00