Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Taiwanese film wins Golden Gates Award at the SF International Film Festival

Director Chiang Hsiu-chiung’s film Artemisia has won this year’s Golden Gate Award for a Television Narrative Feature at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival – April 23 to May 7, 2009. Her well-crafted debut script focuses on the resilience of family.

As a young women, Ai-tsao, defied her conservative family to marry the man she loved. Now 58 years old and widowed for over 20 years, she is struggling to accept her money-focused mother, her unmarried daughter’s mixed-race baby and her closeted gay son. Amid it all, she works toward accepting and preserving her family. The film screens April 26 (Sunday) at 9:15PM, May 3 (Sunday) at 12:45PM and May 7 (Thursday) at 8:30PM at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. The director will participate in a Q & A session after the May 3rd showing. For more information, please visit: www.sffs.org, http://fest09.sffs.org or call 925-866-9559.

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