Chinese films sweep most of top prizes at Golden Horse Awards

Chinese films emerged as the biggest winners at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday.

The film picking up the top prize at the Chinese language version of the Oscar's was The Summer is Gone. The movie by Hohhot-born director Zhang Dalei won best feature film, while 10-year-old actor Kong Weiyi picked up best new performer for his work on the film.

The black-and-white drama, set in the 1990s in a small town in western China, is about a boy's last summer vacation before entering junior high. He and his friends spend a carefree summer, while the adults in their lives are rocked by the loss of job security.

The best director award went to Chinese director Feng Xiaogang for his melodrama "I Am Not Madame Bovary", about a woman who spends a decade fighting to have her divorce nullified.

The best lead actress award was shared by Chinese actresses Zhou Dongyu and Ma Sichun for their roles in "Soul Mate", a romantic drama about two best friends who fall in love with the same man.

Chinese actor Fan Wei, meanwhile, won the best lead actor award for "Mr. No Problem". In that movie his character manages a money-losing farm outside of Chongqing in the 1940s.

Source: Radio Taiwan International