“Birds Are Singing in Kigali” at the 54th Tai Pei Golden Horse Film Festival 2017 / by Ada Zielinska

Birds Are Singing in Kigali by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze will be presented as the special screening among the few foreign films at the prestigious Tai Pei Golden Horse Film Festival whose 54th edition starts on November 3rd.  The Golden Horse Awards – one of the major film prizes in the Chinese-speaking world – celebrates the best films from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China and is extremely competitive, especially this year with  576 submissions (202 feature films, 6 animation features, 95 documentaries, 217 live action short films and 56 animated short films).    

Among the Nominees to the prestigious prizes, The Great Buddha grabbed ten nominations, including Best Feature Film, Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Effects, Best Original Film Score and Best Original Film Song. Other strong contenders include Love Education and The Bold, The Corrupt, and the Beautiful both with seven nods; Free and Easy with four nods, and Angels Wear White with three. The five films would compete for Best Feature Film.

This year’s Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year prize goes to HU Din-yi, veteran Foley Artist, who has devoted over forty years in this field of work, and also participated in Who Killed Cock Robin and The Last Painting. The festival will open with The Bold, The Corrupt, and The Beautiful by Yang Ya-Che, while Jessica Chastain will be the official presenter at the Golden Horse Awards Gala.

Birds Are Singing in Kigali will be shown within the Faraway, So Close program strand of the festival.

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