NewsLetter DailyWeekly
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

2 Korean Films Win at Sitges Int'l Film Fest

2008/10/27 Source

The 41st Sitges Int'l Film Festival, Europe's biggest fantasy film fest, awarded Kim Jee-woon's "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" the Best Director prize when it wrapped Oct. 12 in Catalonia. The film also picked up the Best F/X award. Top prize went to Jennifer Lynch thriller Surveillance.

Also awarded was Na Hong-jin's "The Chaser", winning the Orient-Express Casa Asia award for outstanding Asian film. KIM's western and NA's thriller were the two top grossing films at the Korean box office this year, collecting 7.1 million and 5.1 million admissions respectively.

NA's "The Chaser" recently won Best Film at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in Korea. The tough crime-thriller follows an ex-cop-turned pimp chasing down an elusive prostitute killer.

KIM's "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" revolves around a treasure map, and stars Korea's top male leads, Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, and Jung Woo-sung. It is set in Manchuria during the Japanese colonial period.

KIM has been to Sitges twice in the past to present his previous films "A Bittersweet Life" and "A Tale of Two Sisters". In 2006, director Bong Joon-ho received the Orient Express award for his monster hit "The Host".

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

Source :

Copy & paste guideline for this article
Always put a link back to the source and HanCinema permalink

Creative Commons License"2 Korean Films Win at Sitges Int'l Film Fest"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work from this source

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss



 Previous news

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations