The 59th Golden Horse Awards, what impressed you the most? In the speeches of the winners, in addition to full of gratitude, there were also subtle observations of life and in-depth reflection on life. Next, let's review the highlights of the Golden Horse Awards Ceremony!
The 59th Golden Horse Awards ended successfully with applause. In addition to several well-known familiar faces in the film industry, many potential new stars, amateur actors, and even behind-the-scenes workers have entered the public eye this year.
Fade the blessing of topics driven by big stars in previous years, so that the audience can see the essence of film and television works more clearly.
From gender situations, migrant rights to indigenous stories, the collision of different cultures, different majors, and different perspectives has created many unexpected sparks, leading Taiwan towards a more diverse and inclusive society, and encouraging everyone to break through the various frameworks in life.
Next, let's review the highlights of the 59th Golden Horse Award winners, reflect carefully from their speeches, and find the emotion of life from them!
"Nine Guns": Migrant workers who have lost their right to speak, their lives are as precious as their lives
"Best Documentary" "Nine Guns" is directed by director Chua Chonglong, and the story shows that Nguyen Quoc Fei, a Vietnamese migrant worker who disappeared on August 31, 2017, was shot nine times and killed during the police pursuit.
When the police secret recorder footage was made public, and the unredacted footage for half an hour was exposed, the cruel situation of how Vietnamese youth walked step by step towards death was naked before the eyes of the readers.
At the award ceremony, director Nguyen Kim Hong (also the wife of Tsai Chonglong) spoke on behalf of Nguyen Quoc Fei's sister A Cao.
"When I said to my mother, 'Mom, my brother's documentary is finished, do you want to say anything?' Mom cried. We hope that through this documentary, all migrant workers working in other places can be healthy and safe, and never have such a case again."
"I dealt with my brother's aftermath from beginning to end, including sending his ashes back to Vietnam, so I knew exactly how he died, and it was very heartbreaking. I love my brother very much, if I had made it to the scene, he might not have lost so much blood and died."
"My brother's incident, he has right and wrong, but he should not be allowed to leave us forever. I hope that the Taiwanese government and all my friends will understand why my brother fell into such a situation - there is really no need to shoot nine times in a row. I knew very well where the police were shooting, because I didn't want to make my parents miserable, so I decided to reconcile at that time and let them not keep thinking about it."
"My brother is a kind person, he loves his family and parents very much, I want to see it on behalf of my brother, because this is a lifelong pain, and I hope everything is gone." I bless my brother, it will be better in heaven!"
In order to reflect the fact that immigrants and migrant workers have no right to speak in Taiwan, the director gave up the opportunity to speak on his own, and producer Li Peichan spoke on his behalf.
"Our purpose in making this documentary is to hope that Nguyen Guo Fei's death will be valuable, just like the tragic incident of Tang Anh Tham;
Now the tragedy of Vietnamese youth Nguyen Quoc Fei should not be forgotten, their lives are as precious as ours."
"Except for the indigenous people, all of Formosa are descendants of the ancestors of the Chinese 'immigrants'; We are an emerging island nation that has been reborn from the ashes of colonies, and we should not exclude any foreign race that has hope and comes here to work or work."
"Please remember that we are small people of small countries, and we are also good citizens of good countries."
Confession of the deceased blasting guide: Every time you press a button, you don't necessarily have a chance to do it again
The "Taiwan Outstanding Filmmaker of the Year Award" was won by Chen Mingze, a blasting director known as "Aze", who died of cancer at the age of 38. It is opened by the well-known director Zhao Deyin, who recalls a scene of sea explosion in the movie "Scorching Secret", which became imposing under Aze's design.
"I remember the day it was windy and rainy, and he was busy preparing for that explosion scene by the sea. He checked the setting of each fire point again and again, and as early as a month before filming the scene, he did many tests, each time to get the most shocking visual effects for the audience. More importantly, he also uses his professionalism to make the crew and actors feel safe and secure."
"Aze, he is the real hero behind the scenes in my mind. He's a movie blasting special effects artist, Chen Mingze."
When accepting the award, Aze's wife Yan Tongwei accepted the award on her behalf, "My husband is a low-key person by nature, if he is here, he will only say that he is just doing his part in the blasting work he loves and continuing to move forward."
"He has been working in the field of set special effects for more than a decade, especially in blasting and fire effects. Before his death, he said:
『As a blasting guide, you must know the characteristics of each gunpowder, and always be vigilant about yourself, and every time you press a button, you may not have the opportunity to do it again. 』
On the set, you can't care about any dignity and face, because if an accident occurs, then no matter how good the effect is, there is no meaning."
"Someone once asked Mingze, how to cultivate technology? He replied: 'Technology is two words, dedication.' Give your all to everything you love, be disturbed by the status quo, and never forget your original intention."
Finally, she also made suggestions for the film and television industry.
"I hope that in the future, while improving the level of the industry, the film and television industry can also pay more attention to the life safety of each staff member, have sufficient rest time, and not be tired to engage in dangerous work, because behind every staff member is a family."
"There is no film and television work in the world that is worth sacrificing anyone, so whether you are a staff member in front of or behind the scenes, please pay attention to your own rights and health, and finally wish everyone a happy start to work and a safe home."
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The unique perspective of the female director of "Hayong House" takes the audience deep into the indigenous culture
This year's work "Hayong Family", which won two awards for Best Director and Best Supporting Actress, can be described as the big winner of this Golden Horse Award.
74-year-old grandma Lin Zhan Pearl, who won the "Best Supporting Actress" award and acted for the first time, said movingly: "Thank God for giving us wisdom, let me stand here at such an old age, I am very comfortable acting; Thank you to the family in the crew, thank you to my aborigines, come on!"
Director Chan Jieyao showed her humble and confident attitude at the beginning of her acceptance speech, which won applause: "It is an honor to be shortlisted with all the directors. I don't think we're rivals because we don't need to compete to prove our creations."
Chen Jieyao, an Atayal director born in 1975, graduated from the film department of Shih Hsin University and worked with well-known directors such as Zhang Zuoji and Cai Liangliang to absorb nutrients; It was not until he entered the original TV station after the age of 30 that he gradually established his own indigenous identity.
"Thank you for giving us a great stage so that everyone can be seen! Thank you to my senior, husband, for supporting me to make Aboriginal films, this is my third film, thank him for believing that good stories are regardless of ethnicity."
"Thank you to my behind-the-scenes team for tolerating my different way of working; Thank you to my actors, they are all acting for the first time, but their vividness is the big stars in my eyes; And the tribesmen I filmed, I couldn't have done this film without you.
"Thanks to my family and to myself, I still have a pure heart and do what I want to do."
Aboriginal and female director, Chen Jieyao perfectly digests the conflict between tradition and modernity, expounding a powerful new perspective:
"I was an Atayal director, and in our old culture, adult women were supposed to be able to weave, but I couldn't weave. Fortunately, in contemporary times, I can use film to tell my story, and use film instead of weaving – I want to say to children of Atayal or other indigenous peoples, there are many opportunities in modern times to continue our spirit, culture and values."
Finally, she also expressed her deep gratitude in the Atayal language she is learning: "Thank you Zuling for giving us such a beautiful movie, I will continue to work hard to be a real Atayal person."
(Additional screening: Interview with singer A Bang: I hope that everyone's song list has an aboriginal pop song)
The Golden Horse Awards are the oldest film awards from Taiwan and the Chinese-speaking circle, which has a decisive influence in the film and television industry, and with the evolution of the times, the annual Golden Horse event also shows a completely different charm.
If you haven't seen the award-winning works of Golden Horse 59, you may wish to find a weekend to watch the movie in the cinema, in addition to supporting the development of the film with actions, but also through the stories that film and television workers have been explaining day and night, injecting new vitality and inspiration into ordinary daily life!