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'Secret Sunshine' Wins 3 Awards at the Asian Film Festival

2008/03/18 Source

Director Lee Chang-dong's 'Secret Sunshine' has won three awards at the second annual Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. The film received the Best Film, Best Director and Best Leading Actress (Jeon Do-yeon) awards.

This is the second time for a Korean film to win the Best Film award after "The Host" won the Best Film award last year.

At the Asian Film Awards, which was held as a part of the opening ceremony for the Hong Kong International Film Festival, 'Secret Sunshine' competed with Ang Lee's 'Lust, Caution' and Peter Chan's 'The Warlords' and won the coveted award.

Jeon Do-yeon, who received an award for Best Leading Actress, thanked director Lee Chang-dong and co-star Song Kang-ho and said she felt honored to be presented with the award when there were so many talented candidates.

Director Lee expressed his joy by saying that he had expected Jeon to win an award but had not expected to win an award himself.

The Asian Film Awards was founded last year in order to build Hong Kong into the hub of Asia's movie industry. Renowned Asian movie personalities have participated in the event, making the awards ceremony one of the major film festivals in the Asian region along with the Pusan International Film Festival.

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