Best Chinese film? Just do the ‘Hustle’

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Kung Fu Hustle” was the big winner Sunday at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards, taking home five trophies, including best director and best film at the Oscar equivalent for Chinese-language cinema. Stephen Chow’s action-comedy, about gangsters who try to take over a neighborhood populated by kung fu masters, is the biggest grossing local film in Hong Kong history. The awards represented a setback for local favorite “Three Times,” which won best actress for Shu Qi, best Taiwanese film and best film by a Taiwanese filmmaker. Taiwanese pop sensation Jay Chou, a singer-songwriter and one of the Chinese-language music industry’s biggest names, won for best new performer for “Initial D,” signaling the appearance of a new presence on the Asian cinematic scene. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week – Associated Press last_img read more