China's Beijing Blues wins at Taiwan film festival
TAIPEI (AP) - China's Beijing Blues won the best film award on Saturday and Hong Kong's Johnnie To took home the best director's award at Taiwan's Golden Horse Film Festival, an event considered the Chinese-language Oscars.
Beijing Blues portrays the lives of urban dwellers through the work of a squad of plainclothes crime-hunters.
In receiving the award, director Gao Qun Shu was visibly shocked, and he thanked the "globe" for giving an inexperienced director like him such honour and recognition.
To won best director for Life Without Principle - about ordinary citizens in Hong Kong caught in the fallout of the global financial meltdown.