It’s a double bonus for Taiwan-based filmmaker, Hou Hsiao-hsien.
After winning the Director Prize at Cannes Film Festival through his new film, “The Assassin”, it was revealed that the Taiwan government will be rewarding Hou with NTD5 million (approximately USD163,980) for his success in the film festival.
The news was announced by the Ministry of Culture on 25 May.
Aside from the cash reward, an additional NTD500,000 (USD16.385) will also be given to the director for making it to the main competition of the festival.
Hou won the Best Director prize at the prestigious film festival on 24 May – the first ever win in Cannes for the 68-year-old.
Shu Qi plays the titular role in “The Assassin”, who was tasked to kill a governor (Chang Chen) who was once her betrothed.
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