TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The film “The Assassin” by the veteran Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien has grabbed five awards, which includes the greatest director and ideal function film, at the Golden Horse Awards.

The Golden Horse awards are considered the equivalent of the Oscars for Chinese-language motion pictures.

The awards ceremony Saturday evening crowned the mainland Chinese film director, Feng Xiaogang, as the best actor for his functionality as an old gangster who rallied his old-time pals to rescue his son. The best actress title went to a lesser-known Karena Lam from “Zinnia Flower.”

“The Assassin” is a martial art film, featuring a educated female killer who is faced with an not possible choice amongst enjoy and duty. It also won the greatest cinematography, ideal makeup and costume style and very best sound effects.

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