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Lyon Asian Film Fest Awards Korean Films

2008/11/19 | Permalink | Source

The 14th Lyon Asian Film Festival ended its 5-day run November 9, closing with the French premiere of Korean film "The Chaser" by Na Hong-jin. Korean films won the majority of the 20 awards handed out at the closing ceremony.

Kim Dong-hyun-IV's "Hello, Stranger" won third place in the Grand Prize category, and second place in both the Youth Prize and the New Asian Cinema Prize category. "Tropical Manila" by Lee Sang-woo-IV won third place also in the latter category.

In the Best Feature Animation section, "If You Were Me - Anima Vision 2" took third place prize. Prizes for short films went to animated short Stop by Park Jae-wook, winning first prize, and "Sweat", a short by "The Chaser" director Na Hong-jin, which took second prize.

The festival also screened a retrospective on Korean actor Choi Min-sik, showcasing five features from throughout the respected thespians film career. "Our Twisted Hero" (1992), "Failan" (2001), "Chihwaseon" (2002), "Old Boy" (2003) and "Crying Fist" (2005) were all screened.

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

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