Film awards

Official Awards: GOLDEN LION for Best Film to PIETA by Kim Ki-duk; ORIZZONTI YOUTUBE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM to CHO-DE (초대) by Yoo Min-young; Collateral Awards: QUEER LION for the “best film with a homosexual and queer culture theme” to WEIGHT (무게) by Jeon Kyu-hwan.

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Fribourg Fest honours two K-films

by Philip Gowman 2 April 2012
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Lee Chang-dong’s “Poetry” and Kim Tae-yong’s “Late Autumn” Lee Man-hee remake win awards at Fribourg Int’l Film Fest http://bit.ly/hHIAXU # “Poetry” won the top award, the Regard d’Or, while “Late Autumn” won the Special Mention of the Jury of the International Federation of Film Societies, and the Ex-Change Award, which is a prize selected by […]

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Kim Ki-duk stages comeback at Cannes

by Philip Gowman 20 May 2011
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No surprise but Kim Ki-duk’s ARIRANG Captures Critics in Cannes on WSJ blogs, via @koreanfilmfest. And via @bournecinema: Kim Ki-duk settles scores with former colleagues, and the Korean film industry in general, in his new film ARIRANG (Korea Herald)

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Korean directors on the panels at Cannes 2011

by Philip Gowman 9 April 2011
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BBC News – Bong Joon-ho to head Cannes debut filmmaker panel (Camera d’Or) http://bbc.in/dMrGOw # while Lee Chang-Dong is on the panel for critics’ week

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Five Korean winners at Asian Film Awards

by Philip Gowman 26 March 2011
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Lee Chang-dong among five Korean winners at Asian Film Awards http://bit.ly/i54Noc. The complete Korean list: Best Director, Screenplay (Poetry) Editing (I Saw the Devil) Actor (Yellow Sea) Supporting Actress (Housemaid). #

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Menari and Musan win awards

by Philip Gowman 20 March 2011
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“Menari, the Sound of Korea”, a short documentary on eastern folk singer Park Soo-kwan wins Delphic Art Movie Award 2011 http://bit.ly/eMxoMm The Journals of Musan, a film about difficulties of Northern defectors, wins jury prize at Deauville Asian Film Fest http://bit.ly/gnzRaJ

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Korean shorts win at Berlinale 2011

by Philip Gowman 21 February 2011
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Korea is first and second in Berlinale short film section. The Park brothers’ iPhone-filmed Night Fishing wins, with Yang Hyo-joo winning the Silver Bear for The Unbroken, which is a short film about two swindlers who are involved in a real accident one evening after contriving a fake car accident to claim insurance payments. http://bit.ly/guyH9Z […]

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Kim Hye-ja voted Best Actress

by Philip Gowman 13 December 2010
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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association votes Kim Hye-ja Best Actress 2010 – in a poll which includes Hollywood and English language films. Mother is voted the #2 foreign film http://bit.ly/ewCEQx #

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Lee Chang-dong and Poetry at Cannes

by Philip Gowman 30 May 2010
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“Poetry” misses out on Cannes top award, but wins Lee Chang-dong Best Screenplay award. http://bit.ly/cfcKR2 # The Joongang Ilbo tells us that the Korean Film Council rejected Lee’s request for funding: the screenplay was too much like a novel ‘”Poetry” is a dazzling piece of screen portraiture. Yun Jung-hee surely a front runner for Best […]

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Hong Sang-soo wins Un Certain Regard

by Philip Gowman 23 May 2010
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Hong Sang-soo wins Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes for Hahaha http://bit.ly/cjguln #. Nice shots of the Tongyeong area.

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Bae Doo-na named Best Actress

by Philip Gowman 19 January 2010
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Bae Doo-na has been named Best Actress twice over in Japan for her role in Air Doll, which showed at the London Film Festival last year. Bae will pick up her trophy at the 23rd Takasaki Film Festival on March 28, after claiming her honor at the 33rd Japan Academy Awards on March 5. Source: […]

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Jeon Do-yeon wins at Cannes

by Philip Gowman 28 May 2007
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Congratulations to Jeon Do-yeon on winning best actress at Cannes. She was an early front-runner in the competition, and just for once those early hopes of success were justified. For the first third of its nearly two-and-a-half-hour running time, “Secret Sunshine” feels like a slightly somber fish-out-of-water comedy (reports AO Scott at the New York […]

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Park’s gong

by Philip Gowman 27 February 2007

So what exactly is the Alfred Bauer prize? We know that Park Chan-wook was awarded it at the recent Berlin Film Festival for I’m a Cyborg, because there’s this picture on the BBC website to prove it. Yet you read the various blogs and news websites and you get the impression that the prize is […]

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Success at Locarno film festival

by Philip Gowman 19 August 2006

Kim Young-Nam has won two awards at the 59th Locarno film festival with his feature Don’t Look Back: the International Federation of Film Critics award and the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema award. According to the Chosun, the film revolves around young people who try to stay optimistic despite poverty. Judging by the […]

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