The school-set thriller-horror “Detention” during Taiwan’s Martial Law or White Terror was marked as the best narrative of the Taipei Film Awards at the closing ceremony of the Taipei Film Festival on Sunday.
The film, taken from a Red Candle video game, also won Best Actress, Best Art Design, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Design awards. The jury called the film “brave” to create a position at this point. International and regional political relations are heating up in Asia following the outbreak of the coronavirus, the seizure of power by authoritarian leaders and the introduction of national security laws in Hong Kong. The jury described the “detention” as “a significant contribution to the history of Taiwan and the history of film.”
Last year it was the highest-grossing film of 2019 at the Taiwan box office and won five awards at the Golden Horse Awards. For both of China’s main themes and it was an in-game poster in previous video games of the Red Candle that appeared to make fun of Chinese President Xi Jinping, it was banned in mainland China.
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The Taipei festival has been held live in front of an audience anywhere in the world for the first time since the World Health Organization declared Kovid-19 a pandemic. Nowhere else did Taiwan’s cinemas need to close compared to countries and regions, although the number of viewers has dropped significantly.
The festival runs from June 25 to July 1120. The awards ceremony was held at Zhongshan Hall in Taipei.
Other Jurid Awards went to the basketball film “We the Champions”, which won three major awards: Outstanding Artistic Contribution to Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Action Choreography; And “The Gangs, Oscars and The Walking Dead” which won Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress and Best Makeup and Clothing Design.
Veteran actor, Mo Taju-i was the unanimous winner to play the role of a tenant who looked after the mother of her boyfriend who died in “Dear Tenant”. Jingle Wang was the best actress for her actress “Detention”.
The Best New Talent Award went to Lee Lee-Rang for his performance of “Lee Yu, Sir”. He was praised for creating a full and layered character.
The press award went to “Whale Island,” a journey with an oceanic and environmental twist. “We Are Champions” collects prizes from the audience.