‘Don’t Look At Me That Way’ takes the Grand Prize at the Taipei Film Festival

Director of Photography Sven Zellner and Uisenma Borchu at the Taipei Film Festival

Mongolian born, German-based director B.Uizenmaa, better known as Uisenma Borchu, competed in the International New Talent Competition of the 18th Taipei Film Festival with her film “Schau mich nicht so an” (Don’t Look at Me That Way) and won the Grand Prize on June 5.

The 18th Taipei Film Festival is taking place in Taipei from June 30 to July 16. Uisenma Borchu attended the festival to receive her award from the Jury Chair, acclaimed Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung (“Norwegian Wood”, “The Scent of Green Papaya”) and Taipei Film Festival President and cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bing (“In the Mood for Love”, “The Assassin”).

Upon presenting the award, Tran said, “The jury has great pleasure in giving the Grand Prize to a stunning movie for its vitality, its audacity, and its mysterious beauty.”

In “Don’t Look at Me That Way”, director Uisenma Borchu (playing one of the leading roles) depicts the relationship between a single mother with a young daughter and a mysterious neighbor who walks into their lives.