Cha Cha for Twins
Actress Huang Pei-chia is amazing in an infectious, if over-long, high-school romance.
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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.
Crime thrillers recognised at China Media Awards
Taiwan's Touch of the Light also awarded
Stone and Soul win at Taipei Film Awards
Festival held at time of uncertainty for industry
Youth dazzles Taipei New Talent jury
Israel film wins Grand Prize; Taiwan's Together gets Special Mention
Taipei Film Festival embraces Soul
Local feature competition includes anarchic comedy The Bendover
Secret Tips wins at Udine
Rom-com is audience favourite at Italian festival
Taiwan cinema: north or south?
Will the island's industry finally embrace China?
Osaka jury has romance with Beloved
Debut film from China wins Grand Prix
Asian film festival launches in Helsinki
Festival opens with Flashback Memories
Berlin festival's Asian selection
Art for art's sake?
Bullet, War lead HK Awards nominations
Close race for top titles
Taipei BO down 5% in 2012
Local films' market share down from 19% to 12%
Well Go touched by Light
North American deal for Taiwan title
Asia-Pacific titles swell Berlin Generation
Pluto, Rocket and Satellite head for heavens
Dubai foregrounds Asian directors
Films from Lee, Blair and Feng take key slots
China takes reigns of Horse Awards
Beijing Blues wins top prize in Taiwan
Thai experiment wins New Currents
36, 69 and 221,002 are Busan's magic numbers
Manon alights on Light
South Korean distributor for Taiwan drama
Busan market stable but lacking oomph
Few deals signed, but exhibitors will return
Asia sends 15 to Oscars race
Malaysia, Singapore quietly make submissions
Mainland films lead Golden Horse race
Mystery and Beijing Blues shortlisted
Taiwan sees The Light
Island selects Busan film as Oscar contender
New Currents emphasises the new
Busan's Asian competition lineup announced
Light touched by Fortissimo
Sales agency picks up Taiwan-produced crowd-pleaser
Wife has Fierce opening
Local films take 32% market share in Taipei over weekend
HK Summer fest makes living easy
Line-up unveiled for popular spin-off event
Hanaan heads Taipei talent list
Award for gritty Korean-Uzbek tale
Huayi boards Showbox's Mr Go
3-D creature movie is now in production
Asia offers rich menu to Cannes' selectors
Will the new-look Directors' Fortnight seize its chance?
Bullets still flying at HK Film Awards
Films by Jiang Wen and Tsui Hark receive 13 nominations each
AFA nominations headed by Greater China mega titles
South Asia titles in supporting role, South Korea almost edited out
Simple Life, Seediq Bale ride off with Golden Horse prizes
Mainland Chinese films sidelined at Taiwan award show
Stellar opening for Starry Night in Taipei
Apple beats Sex as year's highest-grossing Chinese film in HK
Busan unveils competition section
New Currents set to demonstrate "amazing aesthetics"
Asia Cinema Fund backs diverse slate
Busan support mechanism unveils projects
Love and Honey favoured in Taipei
Documentaries are biggest winners of the evening
Familiar Grounds rewarded in Taipei
Taiwan's You are the Apple of My Eye wins audience prize
Media Luna nets Blowfish
Taiwan relationship drama acquired by German sales company
Huayi has high hopes for hefty slate
Production lineup includes prequels, 'greater China' talent
Taiwan's FTPP declares 25
Golden Horse's project market announces lineup
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).