Taipei jury go gaga for Cha Cha
By Stephen Cremin
Mon, 23 July 2012, 13:05 PM (HKT)
It's not the first time that a documentary feature has taken the top prize at the Taipei festival. Two years ago, Let the Wind Carry Me 乘著光影旅行 (2009) won. Yao was one of the cinematographers on that film.
Other multiple-award winners included Starry Starry Night 星空 (2011), which won best new talent (Eric LIN 林暉閔) and best visual effects, and Young Dudes 騷人, which won best cinematography (Patrick CHOU 周宜賢) and best music (Soler).
Cha Cha for Twins
Actress Huang Pei-chia is amazing in an infectious, if over-long, high-school romance.
| 女朋友 男朋友
Initially charming study of love and friendship across the years soon wears out its welcome.
Let the Wind Carry Me
Evocative documentary on Hou Hsiao-hsien's regular d.p. Mark Lee is flawed only by a shortage of biographical detail.
Starry Starry Night
Disappointingly conventional tale of two lonely 13-year-olds, short on charm and drama.
Touch of the Light
Offbeat heartwarmer between a blind pianist and wannabe dancer goes the distance.
Undeveloped mix of fantasy and modern-hippy elements is more like an extended music video.
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