Taiwan is lustful for Ang Lee’s “Lust, Caution”. The World War II-era drama starring Tony Leung and Tang Wei was the big winner at the 2007 Golden Horse awards, the most prestigious Chinese-language film awards in that part of the world. Besides nabbing Lee the Outstanding Taiwanese filmmaker of the year, it also landed star Tony Leung Best Leading Actor.
“Lust, Caution,” the favorite going into the star-studded event, also helped Lee win the award for outstanding Taiwanese filmmaker of the year.
“This is for the lack of respect that Taiwan has gotten in the past,” Lee said backstage, after getting the outstanding Taiwanese filmmaker award. “My point of view, my style are all from Taiwan. So I’m very much representing Taiwan.”
Once again, it’s been confirmed: Lust is good.
Other winners include Joan Chen grabbing best leading actress for “The Home Song Stories” and Taiwanese fave Jay Chou taking home best original song and visual effects for his directorial debut “Secret”.