The Garden Of Evening Mists, a film adaption of the critically acclaimed novel of the same name by Malaysian Tan Twan Eng, was honoured with nine nominations at the upcoming 56th Golden Horse Awards.
The film was nominated for Best Narrative Feature, Best Director for Tom Lin Shu-yu, Best Leading Actress Lee Sinje, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Makeup & Costume Design, Best Original Film Score, and Best Film Editing.
The Golden Horse Awards are among the most prestigious film awards in the world of Chinese language cinema. Established in 1962, the awards have given recognition to numerous excellent filmmakers working in Chinese-language cinema.
The nominations were announced Tuesday, and the awards ceremony of the 56th Golden Horse Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 2, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Set to premiere in Malaysia in January 2020, The Garden Of Evening Mists is based on Tan's novel, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. The plot revolves around Teoh Yun Ling who, embittered from atrocities of World War II in Malaya, seeks solace in the rolling hills of Cameron Highlands. There, in her quest to build a garden in homage of her late sister, she embarks on a forbidden love affair with the mysterious gardener, Nakamura Aritomo.
The film is presented by Astro Shaw and HBO Asia with support from the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) in association with CJ Entertainment.
It is helmed by award-winning Taiwanese director Tom Lin and boasts a star-studded international cast including Malaysian actress Sinje Lee (The Eye), Japanese actor Hiroshi Abe (After the Storm), Taiwanese actress Sylvia Chang (Love Education), British actor David Oakes (Cold Skin), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Scottish actor John Hannah (The Mummy).
The Garden Of Evening Mists will also be screened at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival as a “Gala Presentation”, with screenings to take place from Nov 14 to 16.