'The Assassin' composer Lim Giong wins Cannes Soundtrack Award - Focus Taiwan

'The Assassin' composer Lim Giong wins Cannes Soundtrack Award

 Lim Giong (林強). CNA file photo
Lim Giong (林強). CNA file photo

Taipei, May 24 (CNA) Taiwanese composer Lim Giong (林強) has won the Cannes Soundtrack Award for his work in director Hou Hsiao-hsien's (侯孝賢) martial arts film "The Assassin" (聶隱娘), ahead of the awards ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes Soundtrack Award is awarded by a group of journalists.

"The Assassin," a Tang Dynasty martial arts film starring Taiwanese actress Shu Qi (舒淇) and actor Chang Chen (張震), is among the 19 entries competing for the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, on Sunday.

In a film review published on The Hollywood Reporter on May 20, film critic Deborah Young touted Lim for his original use of music.

"Among the film's superlative tech work, major credit goes to production and costume designer Hwarng Wern-ying and composer Lim Giong for a highly original use of music, drumbeats and other effects to convey an unsettling modern mood," Young wrote.

(By Christie Chen)ENDITEM/sc

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