Joseph Huang in a still from Goddamned Asura, Taiwan’s 2023 Oscar hope for best international feature.
Joseph Huang in a still from Goddamned Asura, Taiwan’s 2023 Oscar hope for best international feature.

How Goddamned Asura, Taiwan’s 2023 Oscar hope for best international feature, shows we all have a dark side

  • Goddamned Asura director and co-writer Lou Yi-an says his characters all have flaws and the film asks whether their sins are too big to be forgiven
  • The actors were given the freedom to go off script and react to each other in ways they felt fitted the scene, leading to several ‘richer’ takes, he says

Joseph Huang in a still from Goddamned Asura, Taiwan’s 2023 Oscar hope for best international feature.
Joseph Huang in a still from Goddamned Asura, Taiwan’s 2023 Oscar hope for best international feature.
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