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Golden Rooster Chinese Film Awards

by Louie Jerome on 15/03/08 at 3:16 pm

The Golden Roosters is a major Chinese film festival that takes place each year.

The Golden Rooster Awards are the most prestigious film awards in China.

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The name of the awards comes from the Year of The Rooster 1981 which was when they first started. .The awards are given by a panel of film makers, film experts and others and the trophies are golden statues of roosters. The knot was the most successful film overall in these awards.

  • Best Picture Award 2007: The Knot directed by Yin Li

    This is the story of two young lovers who are torn apart by circumstances and it is told sixty years in flashback. It is in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles and runs for 113 minutes.

  • Best Director: Yin Li for The Knot

    Other nominees were Jacob Cheung for A Battle of Wits and Gao Qun Shu for The Tokyo Trial.

  • Best Digital Video: The Contract (China Version)

    This is the story of a young man whose terminally ill father wants to see him married before he dies. It is in Mandarin with simplified Chinese and English subtitles.

  • Best Screenplay: The Tokyo Trial

    A cop versus criminal thriller directed by Gao Qun Shu who is famous for this genre of film. In Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles.

  • Best Actor: Alloys Chen for The Knot

  • Best Actress: Karina Lau for Curiosity Killed The Cat

    Mrs Zheng seems to know nothing about her rich husband’s affair. He curiosity and intuition leads her to suspect him and the story goes from there. In mandarin with subtitles in English.

  • Best Music: The Knot

    (The Long March was nominated.)

  • Best Art Direction: A Battle of Wits, Li Zhen Zhou

    A story of battle. Not the usual Kung Fu fighting kind of thing but a more subtle war film. With English subtitles.

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Dee Huff

Mar 15th, 2008

Wow! I didn’t even know about this award, and hadn’t heard about the films either, but I’m not a big moviegoer anyway. It’s nice to learn about other cultures, though.

Darlene McFarlane

Mar 15th, 2008

I have heard of the Golden Rooster Award but never knew what it was. I haven’t heard of any of the movies listed above, will have to take some time to check them out.

Lucy Lockett

Mar 15th, 2008

I like Chinese movies and Bollywood films too. French films are great, I like watching movies. This was a good article!

Judy Sheldon

Mar 15th, 2008

Interesting. I really do need to get out more – and not just to work. lol

IcyCucky

Mar 16th, 2008

Very interesting, and I do need to go out more, too..lol

Most Ingram

Mar 17th, 2008

Hi Louie, I’d never even heard of these awards. Good job. Thanks.

C A Johnson

Mar 17th, 2008

Interesting article. I didn’t know about these awards either. Thanks for sharing. :)

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