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Assassin Wins Trophy at the Asian Film Awards

Film The Assassindirected by the director Hou Hsiao-hsien impressive performance at the 10th Asian Film Awards. Because this film managed to buy up eight awards at once. Among them Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress for Shu QiBest Supporting Actress for Zhou YuBest Cinematography, Best Music, Best Production Design and Best Sound.

As reported The Hollywood Reporter, the director was unable to attend the Asian Film Awards which was held on July 17, 2022, at the Venetican Macu. Instead, The Assassin’s cinematography, Mark Lee Ping-bingtook to the stage to receive the Best Picture and Best Director awards.

This film tells the story of a young murderous girl named Nie Yinniang. When he returns to his hometown, he must choose between his sacred promise as a just killer and his memories and emotions during his time in his hometown that make him doubtful. The screenplay for the film itself was written by Hao Hsiao-Hsien together Cheng Ah and Hi-Meng Hsieh.

As for the Best Actor won by Lee Byung Hun who plays a political mafia in the movie Inside Men. And the Best Newcomer Actress/Actor category was won by Jessie Li from the movie Port of Call.

Meanwhile two Lifetime Achievement awards went to veteran Japanese actress Kiki Kirin (Chronicles of My Mother, An) and Hong Kong action film choreographer Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix Trilogy, The Grandmaster).

Here is the complete list of winners of the 10th Asian Film Awards.

  • Best Movies: The Assassin
  • Best Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien, “The Assassins”
  • Best Actor: Lee Byung-hun, “Inside Men”
  • Best Actress: Shu Qi, “The Assassins”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Asano Tadanobu, “Journey to the Shore”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Zhou Yun,The Assassins”
  • Best Newcomer: Jessie Li,Port of Call”
  • Best Screenplay: Jia Zhangke, “Mountains July Department”
  • Best Editing: Port of Call
  • Best Cinematography: The Assassin
  • Best Original Music: The Assassin
  • Best Costume Design: The Throne
  • Best Production Design: The Assassin
  • Best Visual Effects: Bajirao Mastani
  • Best Sound: The Assassin