I should be the oldest among all the new directors shortlisted." In 2017, 44-year-old Huang Xinyao won the Golden Horse Award for Best New Director for "Big Buddha Plus", and mocked himself on the podium. In addition to the new director that year, "Big Buddha Plus" also won the best cinematography, soundtrack, adapted screenplay, and original movie song, becoming the big winner of the session, and even represented Taiwan in the Oscar for best foreign language film (now renamed the best foreign language film) the following year. Best International Film).
After Huang Xinyao's skillful hands and narration, a thunderclap struck the ground, and the Great Buddha instantly escaped from the Paradise of Elysium into photo background removing Taiwan's scholar-peasant industrial and commercial society. For example, in the last scene, the collective resonance of the little people resounded in the Great Buddha's body, known as the oldest "new director". Huang Xinyao also quickly made his name this year and entered the eyes of the public. Interview with Huang Xinyao Photo Credit: Lu Qianlu By 2020, 47-year-old Huang Xinyao will bring the second feature film "Classmate Manas". The main creative team is still supervised by Ye Rufen and Zhong Menghong, and produced by Huawen Creative and Sweet Life.
It's just that this time the big Buddha turned into a classmate, the black and white images were replaced with color style, the screen ratio was also widened from 1.85:1, the homophonic interest in the title changed from Plus (Plus) to Minus (Minus), Huang Xinyao changed from "Plus" to "Minus". The homonym of the English title, which was popular during the documentary period, continued to be staged . If the two are compared, "Big Buddha" is an extension of the short film "Big Buddha"; "Classmate Manas" is inspired by the documentary "Fuck Three Littles". Huang Xinyao draws on the characteristics of his old classmates and his own observations on the social changes in Taiwan, and remixes, shapes and piece them