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Taipei Golden Horse festival to kick off in November

Taipei Golden Horse festival to kick off in November

Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, the largest film festival in Taiwan, will open Nov. 5, screening some 180 films from around the world over a 22-day period. The annual festival will open with "Distance," an omnibus film produced by Golden Horse-winning Singaporean director Anthony Chen, and close with the Taiwanese horror movie "The Tag-Along." A total of 39 films that have been nominated for Golden Horse Awards will be screened at the festival. They include the Taiwanese drama "Thanatos, Drunk," Hong Kong crime thriller "Port of Call" and Tang Dynasty-era martial arts movie "The Assassin." The festival will also showcase international award-winning films such as "Dheepan" and "Taxi," which won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or and the Berlin International Film Festival's Golden Bear, respectively, this year. It will also show animated films and restored classics, and will include a section that features films on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender topics. Meanwhile, a number of films by British director Peter Greenaway, late American actor-director Orson Welles and late French director Maurice Pialat will be shown as a tribute to the filmmakers. The festival will run until Nov. 26 in Taipei. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-24 04:25 GMT+08:00