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.
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.