The Golden Horse Film Festival, which runs alongside the Golden Horse awards, has named Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows and Florian Habicht’s Pulp in non-competitive programme strands.
What We Do screens in the Midnight Express strand, along with titles including Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac and Jeff Baena’s Life After Beth. Habicht’s doco screens in the Life & Legend section, with other music-thremed titles Nick Fenton & Peter Strickland’s Björk: Biophilia Live and Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days On Earth.
The festival opens with Sven Lee’s Endless Nights In Aurora, adapted from his father’s play The Aurora Borealis and closes with the one and only 35mm print screening, Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster, which recently added to its award tally at the mainland’s Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Festival. The festival also offers tribute programmes of films from François Truffaut and Derek Jarman.
The Golden Horse Awards, generally regarded as Asia’s most prestigious festival award, last week announced its 2014 nominees. The awards will be presented on 22 November. The Golden Horse festival runs 6 – 27 November.