Boy, the director and cast of this local movie must be on cloud nine.
That is because ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’ (TGOEM) recently picked up a whopping nine nominations
at the upcoming 56th Golden Horse Awards.
The film, based on the critically-acclaimed novel by the same name written by Malaysian Tan Twan Eng, was adapted onto the big screen by Scottish BAFTA-winning screenwriter Richard Smith, and directed by award-winning Taiwanese director Tom Lin.
The 56th Golden Horse Awards will take place on 23 November at Taipei, Taiwan.
The nine categories that 'TGOEM' is nominated for are:
- Best Narrative Feature (Astro Shaw Sdn. Bhd., HBO Asia)
- Best Director (Tom Shu-yu LIN)
- Best Leading Actress (Sinje LEE)
- Best Adapted Screenplay (Richard SMITH)
- Best Cinematography (Kartik VIJAY)
- Best Art Direction (Penny Pei-ling TSAI, LUM Heng-soon, CHEN Hsuan-shao)
- Best Makeup & Costume Design (Nikki GOOLEY, Biby CHOW, Penny Pei-ling TSAI, Nina EDWARDS)
- Best Original Film Score (Onn SAN)
- Best Film Editing (SOO Mun-thye)
Set during the post-World War II period in Cameron Highlands, the movie tells the tale of Teoh Yun Ling who has a forbidden love affair with the mysterious gardener, Nakamura Aritomo.
'TGOEM' stars 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 film
If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard of the movie before, that’s because it’ll only premiere in Malaysia in January 2020.
In the meantime, all the best to the 'TGOEM' team and may we bring home all nine of the awards!