7 Dec 2008

War epic shines in Taiwan film awards

8:52 am on 7 December 2008

A 19th century war epic has won top honours at the Golden Horse Film Awards in Taiwan.

The Warlords centres around a general in imperial China who turns against his sworn brother. It stars Jet Li and was named best film.

Hong Kong director Peter Chan Ho-sun was named best director.

Taiwanese director Wei Te-sheng received a special filmmaker of the year award for Cape No.7, a hit romantic drama. The film was also recognised for best supporting actor, original film score and original film song.

The awards were presented on Saturday by Oscar-winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee.

Parking and Candy Rain, a social drama, was recognised for best art direction and best make-up and costume design.

Zhang Hanyu of China was named best actor for his performance as a soldier in a civil war drama, Assembly.

Prudence Liew of Hong Kong was named best actress for playing a drug-addicted prostitute in True Women for Sale.