A special selection of cinematic productions that have been lauded by the Golden Horse Awards, one of the most prestigious film awards in the Chinese-speaking community, will be screened from April 13 through 16 at Clementina Leitao Ho Brito Theatre in Macau.
Curated by film critic Dennis Chan (詹正德) and encompassing films that have made a splash at the annual Golden Horse Awards, the Macau screenings are expected to provoke audiences to rethink the value of one's homeland.
One of the most anticipated movies is "Crash (撞牆),” the first film from Macau to ever be nominated for the Golden Horse's Best Short Feature Film. Directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Hong Heng Fai (孔慶輝), the film is about a man whose life is overturned overnight after appealing to a social networking website to look for his missing mother.
The four-day program will also include "The Fourth Portrait (第四張畫),” "When Love Comes (當愛來的時候),” "Seven Days in Heaven (父後七日),” "Hopscotch (跳格子),” "Panay (太陽的孩子),” "The Boar King (山豬溫泉),” and "Seven Days in Heaven (父後七日).”
Taiwanese auteur Chung Mong-hong (鍾孟宏) was named Golden Horse's Best Director for "The Fourth Portrait” while "When Love Comes” by Chang Tso-chi (張作驥) took the title of Best Feature Film at the 2010 Golden Horse Awards.
Essay Liu (劉梓潔) received the Golden Horse Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Seven Days in Heaven” while Chiang Hsiu-chiung (姜秀瓊) became the Best Short Feature Film winner with "Hopscotch” in 2008.
Rounding up the list are "The Boar King (山豬溫泉),” the first feature directed by Kuo Chen-ti (郭珍弟) and the recipient of the 2014 Golden Horse Best Documentary Award, and "Panay (太陽的孩子),” a film made from an indigenous perspective that was recognized for Best Original Film Song.
These films re-scrutinize the ever-changing Taiwan society following the development of capitalism and its effects on familial relations from different perspectives.
Curator Chan and director Fai will hold a post-screening forum on April 13. Suming (舒米恩), an Amis singer and 2008 Best New Performer for his breakthrough role in "Hopscotch,” will also bring his award-winning song "Aka pisawad (不要放棄)” to Clementina Leitao Ho Brito Theatre on April 16.
Co-organized by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau and the Ministry of Culture's Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre, the "Golden Horse Film Awards Focus Screening” program is part of the 2017 Taiwan Festival in Macau taking place from April 6 through 17.
‘Golden Horse Film Awards Focus Screening'