The movie adaptation of Malaysian Tan Twan Eng’s second novel, The Garden of Evening Mists, has garnered the third most number of nominations at Taiwan’s prestigious Golden Horse Awards. Long deemed as East Asia’s equivalent to Cannes Film Festival, the awards ceremony will be hosted in November this year. The movie is a British-Malaysian co-production directed by award-winning Taiwanese director, Tom Lin. It stars legendary film actress and director Sylvia Chang, Malaysia’s own Lee Sin-Jie and Japan’s Hiroshi Abe.
Tan Twan Eng’s novel has garnered numerous awards including the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Walter Scott Prize, beating Hilary Mantel’s Bringing Up The Bodies in that year. For more on Tan Twan Eng, read our cover story on him here.
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