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Zhang, Lee shine again at Asia-Pacific Film Festival
Central News Agency
2013-12-15 11:30 PM
Taipei, Dec. 15 (CNA) Zhang Ziyi and Lee Kang-sheng won the Best Actress and the Best Actor awards at the 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, just weeks after being recognized by a Golden Horse for their leading roles in "The Grandmaster" and "Stray Dogs." Lee, a 45-year-old native of Taipei, was recognized at the awards ceremony held in Macau for his portrayal of a down-and-out father who wanders in city streets trying to scrape a living. "Stray Dogs," directed by Tsai Ming-liang, also won in the Best Sound category. Zhang, a leading actress with international fame, was given the Best Actress award both Sunday night and at the Golden Horse awards ceremony held in Taipei on Nov. 23 for her role in "The Grandmaster." The film also won the award for Best Cinematography Sunday night. The Best Picture and the Best Director awards went to Japanese film "Like Father, Like Son" and its director Hirokazu Koreeda. Like Lee and Zhang, Yann Yann Yeo from Malaysia was also recognized by both the Asia-Pacific Film Festival and Golden Horse jurors for her supporting role in "Ilo, Ilo," a Singaporean production that won two other Golden Horse awards -- for Best Picture and Best New Director. The award for Best Supporting Actor went to Nawazuddin Siddiqui of "The Lunchbox" from India directed by Ritesh Batra. (By Sabine Cheng and Jay Chen)
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