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"Poetry" actress and director win at film fest in Australia

2010/12/03 Source

Official poster for "Poetry" [Uni-Korea]

Actress Yoon Jung-hee and director Lee Chang-dong of Korean movie "Poetry" both won honors at the 4th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).

According to the official Asia Pacific Screen Awards website on Friday, Yoon Jung-hee won the award for best performance by actress and Lee Chang-dong the honor for achievement in directing.

"Poetry", which was released in Korea on May 13, is about an elderly woman who learns how to write her own poems while fighting Alzheimer's.

The film was also a smash hit during the Cannes Film Festival, winning the award for best screenplay and sold its distribution rights to several countries including Hong Kong, Syria, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Taiwan and Brazil.

Meanwhile, Director Park Chan-ok of Korean film "Paju" won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award, given to emerging filmmakers in the business and to nurture new and rising talent in within the Asian region.

Established in 2007 as a cultural initiative of the Queensland State Government in Australia, ASPA brings together cinematic excellence and cultural diversity in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the only awards program to broadcast documentary series.

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Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@
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