Anti-Hong Kong film wins at ‘Oscars’ in Chinese
Chow, who sent a pre-recorded message from Hong Kong expressing thanks for the award, dedicated the film to the people of Hong Kong, saying he hoped it would give them a little comfortable.
“I cried a lot while making this film; many times I comforted myself with this film, to express my anger, hatred, to face my fears and hurt,” he said. said, his voice cracking with emotion.
It was shown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in a surprise addition to the lineup.
Since then, cinemas, universities and art galleries have canceled screenings or exhibitions of works related to the protest.
The protesters have won widespread support and sympathy in democratically ruled Taiwan.
China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, in 2019 blocked its film industry from participating in the Golden Horse Awards, established in 1962 and held annually in Taiwan.