Taipei Film Awards: ‘Dad’s Suit’ and ‘Last Year’ Take Top Prizes

Variety | 7/14/2019 | Patrick Frater
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Drama film, “Dad’s Suit” was named the best narrative feature at the Taipei Film Awards. “Last Year When the Train Passed,” directed by Huang Pang-Chuan, was the winner of the overall grand prize and the best short film award.

The awards were presented at Taipei’s Zhongshan Hall, on Saturday.

Story - Health - Hope - Family - Relations

A story of deteriorating health, hope and family relations, directed by Hung Po-hao, “Suit” also collected awards for best cinematography, best actor and best supporting actress. It premiered last year at the Golden Horse festival and had its commercial release in Taiwan in March this year. The awards jury acknowledged the film’s “very limited budget. But said that the picture managed to “convey exquisite and authentic emotions that linger in the mind.”

There were joint winners in the best actress category. The 82-year-old veteran Lily Yin-shan split the prize with relative youngster the 26-year-old Lee Yi-shieh, for their respective roles in “A Trip With Mom” and “Wild Sparrow.”

Art-house - Star - Tsai - Ming-liang - Director

Art-house star Tsai Ming-liang collected the best director and best documentary prizes for his “Your Face.” His film also earned Ryuichi Sakamoto the best composer prize. “Abstract sounds across the boundary between music...
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