&#039The Assassin&#039 wins five Golden Horse awards in Taiwan

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Taiwanese actress Lu Xuefeng poses with her award for Greatest Supporting Actress at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Lu gained for the movie “Thanatos, Drunk” at this year’s Golden Horse Awards, one particular of the Chinese-language movie industry’s largest yearly functions. (AP Image/Wally Santana)

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The film “The Assassin” by the veteran Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien has grabbed five awards, like the ideal director and very best function movie, at the Golden Horse Awards.

The Golden Horse awards are considered the equal of the Oscars for Chinese-language motion pictures.

The awards ceremony Saturday night topped the mainland Chinese film director, Feng Xiaogang, as the greatest actor for his overall performance as an previous gangster who rallied his previous-time close friends to rescue his son. The greatest actress title went to a lesser-recognized Karena Lam from “Zinnia Flower.”

“The Assassin” is a martial art movie, that includes a trained female killer who is confronted with an extremely hard decision amongst adore and obligation. It also won the greatest cinematography, ideal makeup and costume style and best audio effects.

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