Just saw The Bold, the Corrupt, the Beautiful (血觀音）and was surprised by how good it was. I hardly ever see Taiwanese films (as I can’t stand most of them) but it was shockingly well-tailored and well-acted. The best part about it is probably how it incorporates Taiwanese elements in a very nuanced and natural manner. The story sounds like what you’d see in daily soap opera, but the execution is very artistic and mellow.
Also, it was very feminist. You rarely see movies about politics and corruption where all the main characters are women, not even in Hollywood, whereas in this film the men are barely even sidekicks.