Taiwanese actress Shu Qi poses with her trophy after winning the Best Actress award for her role in the movie "The Assassin" at the Asian Film Awards in Macau, China March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Hou Hsiao-hsien's painterly martial arts masterpiece "The Assassin" claimed eight wins at the Asian Film Awards, including best film and best director.Taiwanese director Hou did not attend but the film's cinematographer Mark Lee collected the awards on the director's behalf."The Assassin," a gorgeously filmed story of a female killer faced with an impossible choice between love and duty, was named best film at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards and the veteran Hou won best director at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Chinese actress Zhou Yun of "The Assassin" was named best-supporting actress, while the best-supporting actor honor went to Japan's Tadanobu Asano for "Journey to the Shore". In its 10th year, the Asian Film Awards celebrate the best talents in Asian cinema.
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