27 Aug – Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien has been selected as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Golden Horse Awards.
As reported on Mingpao, the news was announced by the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee, stating that Hou has been selected for it in recognition of his achievements in filmmaking and his support for new filmmakers.
When he first heard of the news, Hou stated that he would like to donate the prize money, before he was told that the award does not come with one.
"I like movies, so I make movies. That's how it goes," he said.
The 73-year-old Hou is no stranger to the Golden Horse Awards, having won three Best Director accolades for "A City of Sadness" (1989), "Good Men, Good Women" (1995), and "The Assassin" (2015); as well as Best Screenplay for "A Time To Live, A Time To Die" (1985).
He had also won numerous international awards including Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion for "A City of Sadness" and the Cannes' Jury Award for 1993's "The Puppetmaster".
The filmmaker will be accepting the award at the upcoming event, to be held in Taiwan this 21 November.
(Photo source: Mingpao)