Large Chinese presence at Cannes this year

China’s big showing at Cannes this year

At the 68th Cannes International Film Festival this year, Hou Hsiao-hsien won best director award for ‘The Assassin’. No stranger to Cannes, Hou Hsiao-hsien has previously entered the main competition seven times. His 1993 masterpiece The Puppetmaster won the grand jury prize. Another Chinese director, Jia Zhangke, was the first Chinese director to win a Golden Chariot award for lifetime achievement. He served numerous times on the Cannes Film Festival Jury and won best screenplay in 2013 for A Touch of Sin.

Source: Qdaily

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  • Still chinese

    • Jahar

      nope. Taiwanese.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    LAMO… Tony is a New Yorker, not an American.

    • donscarletti

      It’s more like the status of Americans between 1776 and 1812. Even George Washington considered himself an Englishman both before and after Yorktown.

  • mr.wiener

    He is of course Taiwanese,but for the purposes of saving face we are only allowed to mention this sotto voice.
    Chinese are just like every other culture only more so,and this extends to grasping at straws to self~agrandize and taking offence when this seems obvious to everyone else.

    • Alex Dương

      IMO he’s Taiwanese, but since he was born in mainland China before 1949, it’s not wrong to call him Chinese.

      • mr.wiener

        True. about as American as Charlie Chaplin.

        • Alex Dương

          Dammit, I never knew he wasn’t American.

          • mr.wiener

            Born in England bro, I believe he never had American citizenship and the macarthyist witch hunters booted him out of the US at the end of his life.

          • Alex Dương

            The Red Scare, not our finest hours…

          • mr.wiener

            …and isn’t it amazing how readily history repeats itself and we fall back into the same traps after we have sworn we will never be fooled again?

    • Chaz

      What? Cannes didn’t bow to CCP goon squad pressure and force Taiwanese to go with “Chinese Taipei”?

  • njren

    The Golden Carriage (not chariot) is a director’s award for independent vision, not for lifetime achievement and not awarded by the Cannes Festival. Jia Zhangke is 45, so hopefully a bit of lifetime left in him. He’s served on the Cannes jury precisely once in 2014, not numerous times.

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