‘The Pig, The Snake and The Pigeon’ Leads Taipei Film Awards Noms


Hit crime thriller “The Pig, The Snake and The Pigeon” received 13 nominations for the upcoming Taipei Film Festival’s Taipei Film Awards. These include nominations for best feature, best director, best screenplay, best actor, best supporting actress, and best supporting actor. It was followed by “Old Fox” with ten nominations and “BIG,” with eight.

The film tells the story of a gangster who discovers that he is only the country’s third most wanted criminal and, before he dies, sets out to eliminate those ranking above him.

The best film contenders are “Salli,” “Trouble Girl,” “BIG,” “Old Fox” and “The Pig, The Snake and The Pigeon.”

The best actor nominees include Frederick Lee for “Fish Memories,” Bai Run-yin for “Old Fox,” Vic Chou for “Be With Me,” Ethan Juan for “The Pig, The Snake and The Pigeon” and King Jieh-wen for “A Journey in Spring.” The best actress nominees are Audrey Lin for “Trouble Girl,” Angel Lee for “Child of Tomorrow,” Yang Kuei-mei for “A Journey in Spring,” Esther Liu for “Salli,” and Chloe Xiang for “Suffocating Love.”

Hong Kong director Fruit Chan is the awards jury president. His breakthrough film “Little Cheung,” will be given a special screening.

The festival’s selection recommendations will be announced on June 8. The festival will take place June 21 to July 6 at a trio of locations in central Taipei.


The Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea’s second biggest film event, welcomed 70,000 spectators and hosted 2,480 special guests, organizers said Friday, a week after the event wrapped on May 10. Some 79% of its 590 screenings were sold out. In total, the festival screened 232 films from 43 countries and regions – including 110 overseas features and 52 Korean features.

Prizes in the competition section and the project market were announced last week.

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