'A Simple Life' big winner at Taiwan film festival

26 November 2011
1 / 5
Taiwanese director Wei Te-sheng, third from left, and Taiwanese actors of the movie “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale” Bokeh Kosang, first left, and Lin Ching-tai, forth left, pose with other actors at the 48th Golden Horse Awards, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan. Wei is nominated for Best Director of the film " Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale " at this year's Golden Horse Awards -one of the Chinese-language film industry's biggest annual events. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hong Kong's Ann Hui has won the best director award for her movie "A Simple Life" at Taiwan's Golden Horse Film Festival.

The jovial veteran director says she was surprised that Saturday's award did not go to one of the promising younger directors also nominated at the event for Chinese-language movies.

"A Simple Life" also won Andy Lau the best actor award and Deanie Ip the best actress honor. Ip plays a domestic helper who copes with her own aging while serving her master, played by Lau.

Lau said the awards would encourage Hong Kong's lagging film industry to keep producing good movies.

The best film award went to Taiwanese director Wei Te-sheng's "Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale," an epic film about an aboriginal tribe's uprising against Japanese colonial rulers.

Summer Topknot How-To

As told by Jade Kendle of Lipstickncurls.

"Shark Tank" Star's Brilliant Mortgage Payoff Tip

Star of "Shark Tank" shares 3 crucial rules on paying off mortgage. Homeowners interested in paying off mortgage ASAP, have to read this now.

Always be trading with every possible advantage.

Trade Stocks & ETFs. Get exclusive tools. And pay $7.95 for online U.S. equity trades—less than TD Ameritrade, Schwab, and E*Trade. Open an account.

Last chance in Loudoun!

Virginia Manor’s final phase offers expansive homesites on a quiet street backed by mature hardwoods. From the $630s.

2016 Dodge Trucks

See what's new for Dodge for 2016! Search for dodge truck deals.

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Apply Today! Earn 50,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Terms Apply.