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PARK Kwang-soo's "Meet Mr. Daddy" ("Shiny Day") Awarded at Rome

2007/10/31 | 890 views | Permalink | Source

Drama "Meet Mr. Daddy" ("Shiny Day") won the Young Audiences Award at the 2007 Rome Film Festival. Director Park Kwang-soo's drama revolves around a selfish man played by Park Shin-yang who finds out that he has a young daughter. Because it's financially beneficial, he decides to keep her. Later he finds out that the girl suffers from a serious disease.

Park Kwang-soo is a veteran writer/director whose credentials includes "Chilsoo and Mansu" (1988), featuring Park Joong-hoon and Ahn Sung-ki. He is also the director of the Asian Film Market (AFM) of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF).

Park Shin-yang's numerous roles include "Hi, Dharma" and the sequel "Hi, Dharma 2: Showdown in Seoul". He played a gangster who ends up hiding at a Buddhist temple; the Buddhist monks and the gangsters inevitably clash in the comedies.

Rome Film Festival's second edition was held this year after Pusan International Film Festival. Rome awarded Juno (Ivan Reitman) with the best film award.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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