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Chinese film 'The Looming Storm' grabs prestigious FIPRESCI Award

2018/11/16 23:15:29

Taipei, Nov. 16 (CNA) The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival's FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Prize was awarded Friday to Chinese director Dong Yue's debut feature film "The Looming Storm" (暴雪將至).

One of the most prestigious awards for Chinese-language films, the FIPRESCI Prize aims to encourage outstanding Chinese-language filmmaking and new and young filmmakers.

The federation is an international non-governmental organization consisting of professional film critics and journalists. It has members in 60 countries.

At a reception held on the eve of the 55th Golden Horse Awards, members of the jury praised the film for its wonderful visual language and vivid plot, complemented by the cast's strong performance.

"The Looming Storm" tells the story of a factory security guard who dreams of becoming a police officer, and attempts to solve on his own a serial murder case with a hope of landing a job as a real police officer.

The film received six Golden Horse nominations, including for Best Leading Actor, Best New Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Makeup & Costume Design, and Best Sound Effects.

Director Yue has won Best New Director for his feature film at the 2018 Asian Film Awards.

Other prizes awarded Friday included the audience's favorite film and the Piaget Award, which were won by Chinese films "An Elephant Sitting Still" (大象席地而坐) and "Last Letter" (你好,之華), respectively.

(By Ko Lin)
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