The 47th Golden Horse Film Festival took place today in Taiwan and the results are out. Since I didn’t write a prepost like I normally would, I’ll just plainly show you the nominees and announce the winners, no suspense there. You know the drill, click on the images to enlarge.
Last time I listed 10 out of the 17 movies that might be worth seeing this year. Now, we pick up where we left off with…
2010 looks to be an exciting year for the Chinese film industry. There is a fairly large selection lined up for the year to come and at first glance, the quality is reasonably proportional to the quantity. (There are a few I’m quite excited about.) Without further ado, let’s take a look.
This is by no means a comprehensive list, but a compilation of the more heavily marketed films with either well known directors or actors. The movies are sequentially ordered by release date, not by preference.
If you were to ask me, why oh why are you recapping the final episode of a non-commitment a month after it ended? I would blatantly lie to you: because the episode is fantastic! (According to drama production teams & casts, ALL final episodes are fantastic.) Therefore I needed the time to do it justice. When really, I just wanted to dot the period and move on. Cos I’m a perfectionist like that.
Without further ado:
Wu Shuang: “I’m sorry I’m late… Where’s the priest?”
Leslie: “You were late so I canceled the wedding.”
Wu Shuang: “Cancel… Then when is the next time?” (– As if this is a dinner party. Missed this one, you can always come to the next one.)
Leslie: “There is no next time.”
When one door closes, another opens — leaves one Shan Wu Shuang, comes a Han Jia Jia. But the problem is, Lucas doesn’t even know Jia Jia likes him — despite how obvious she’s made it seem — much less consider any further development with her. I guess guys are more obtuse when they aren’t interested.
So how should Jia Jia make herself more visible? She’s had her make over earlier in the drama, she’s shown her more-than-friends attentiveness… Besides confessing to Lucas point-blank, she’s made her standpoint very clear. And yet, Lucas is too busy worrying about Wu Shuang to see it. Maybe a straight forward “I’m in love with you” is what she needs to do right now, but the writers have something different in mind.
As requested, here’s a recap: 🙂
“Are we allowed to do this?”
“Of course! … Take it slow and you’ll be fine.”
“Ahh! I can’t do it! It feels so weird! Ever since my little Wu Shuang’s daddy died, I haven’t been with a man like this..”
“There’s always a first time… Practice makes perfect. Do it a few times with me, and you’ll get used to it. 😉 ”