'When Love Comes,' 'Honey Pu Pu' Tops in Taipei
The two features win four trophies each at the Taipei International Film Festival's awards ceremony.
HONG KONG – The 13th Taipei International Film Festival concluded with the Taipei Awards ceremony, with director Chang Tso-chi’s When Love Comes and Cheng Hung-I’s Honey Pu Pu leading the pack with four statuettes each. Documentaries Taivalu and A Gift for Father's Day - The Tragedy of Hsiaolin Village Part 1 shared the Grand Prize, as well as the best documentary award.
Nineteen awards were given out at the ceremony, where Chinese actress Tang Wei and Japanese actor Toru Nakamura were presenters.
Chang’s When Love Comes won the best narrative feature award, but the best director award went to Honey’s Cheng.
Previous Golden Horse winner Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh took home the Taipei Award best actress statuette for her performances in two of this year’s Taipei International Film Festival entries, Honey Pu Pu and Make Up, while acting veteran Wu Peng-fon was named best actor for his performance as a gangster ex-con in Ranger.
But director Lin Yu-Hsien’s tale of a lost gymnast, Jump Ashin!, won the popular vote and took home the three awards, including the audience’s choice award and press award.
Taipei Awards Winners:
Grand Prize: Taivalu; A Gift for Father's Day - The Tragedy of Hsiaolin Village Part 1
Best Narrative Feature: When Love Comes
Best Short Film: The Blackout Village
Best Animation: The Other Side
Best Documentary: Taivalu; A Gift for Father's Day - The Tragedy of Hsiaolin Village Part 1
Audience Choice Award: Jump Ashin!
Best Director: Chen Hung-I, Honey Pu Pu
Best Actress: Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh, Make Up; Honey Pu Pu
Best Actor: Wu Pong-fong, Ranger
Best Supporting Actress: He Zi-hua, When Love Comes
Best Supporting Actor: Lawrence Ko, Jump Ashin!
Best New Talent: Li Yi-jie, When Love Comes
Best Screenplay: When Love Comes
Best Cinematography: Honey Pu Pu
Best Editing: My Buddies
Best Music: Honey Pu Pu
Best Art Design: Libangbang
Press Award: Jump Ashin! ; The Man Behind the Book
Outstanding Contribution Award: Li You-xin (film critic)