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Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival to open in November

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival to open in November

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, the largest film festival in Taiwan, will open Nov. 6, showcasing some 180 films from around the world. The annual festival will screen 38 Golden Horse Award-nominated films, including the Chinese thriller "Black Coal, Thin Ice," and international award-winning films such as the 2014 Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Winter Sleep." The festival will open with the Taiwanese romance "Endless Nights in Aurora," which is adapted from a play by late theater director and actor Hugh Lee, and will close with Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts flick "The Grandmaster." "Endless Nights in Aurora" and two other Taiwanese films -- "Conspiracy" and "The Moment -- Fifty Years of Golden Horse" -- will have their world premieres at the festival, while "Taipei Factory II," co-produced by Taiwan and Italy, and Taiwanese documentary "Flowers of Taipei -- Taiwan New Cinema" will hold their Taiwan premieres, according to the organizers. The festival will also screen animations and restored classics, and will include a section showing films on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender topics. Films by late French film director Francois Truffaut and late British director Derek Jarman will also be screened as a tribute to the two legendary filmmakers. In addition, Golden Horse Awards winners Aaron Kwok, Lee Kang-sheng and Gwei Lun-mei will attend, to share their acting lives with audiences. The festival, now in its 35th year, will run until Nov. 27 in Taipei. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-04-12 20:34 GMT+08:00