Chinese melodrama "Mystery" has been honored as the best film at the Asian Film Awards.
The film directed by the often-censored Lou Ye tells the story of a middle-age woman who plans to take revenge on her husband after discovering his infidelity.
Lou said backstage Monday night that the award was an encouragement to the whole team, including photographers and art directors.
"Mystery" also took home the award for best newcomer, Qi Xi, and best screenwriters.
The Philippines topped the acting categories. Nora Aunor was named best actress for "Thy Womb," and 87-year-old Eddie Garcia was named best actor for "Bwakaw."
Japan's Kitano Takeshi was named best director for "Outrage Beyond."
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