‘Crouching Tiger’ Filmer Directs
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ Hong Kong-born cinematographer Peter Pau says winning an Oscar has made little difference in his life.
``It seems there is nothing changed,″ said Pau, who won a cinematography Oscar in 2001 for Ang Lee’s ``Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.″ The film also won Oscars for best foreign language film, original score and art direction.
But even though winning the Oscar has had few lasting effects, Pau said he would love to be nominated again.
``The Oscar is a very wonderful award for filmmakers,″ he said. ``I just enjoyed it, loved the process of it.″
Pau is making his directorial debut with ``The Touch,″ which opened throughout Asia on Thursday. He was on a promotional tour this week for the film, starring and co-produced by Michelle Yeoh, which is expected to be released in the United States later this year.
``The Touch″ is the story of a trapeze acrobat, played by Yeoh, who searches for a mystical Buddhist artifact.