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King and the Clown wins Best Picture award in Cape Town Film Festival

2006/11/22 | 163 views |  | Permalink | Source

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Director Lee Joon-ik's King and the Clown (Produced by Eagle Pictures ? Cineworld) bagged the Best Picture and Best Screenplay awards at the 2006 Cape Town World Cinema Festival last November 20 in the Republic of South Africa.

This is the first time ever that a Korean film was invited to participate in the competition category of the Cape Town World Cinema Festival, the largest film festival in Africa. Director Kim, Ki-Duk's 3-Iron was invited to participate in the festival's non-competition category last year, and another film by Director Kim Jee-woon, A Bittersweet Life, this year.

"The King and the Clown was screened twice in the festival, attracting an audience consisting of 180 people. After the screening, the audience applauded the film and its makers", reported CJ Entertainment, the distributor of the film.

"I am thankful for this great news from the other side of the earth", said Director Lee Joon-ik. "I am very happy that the film, set five hundred years ago in Korea, was seen by the people of the Republic of South Africa".

The King and the Clown has also been invited to participate in international film festivals in Tokyo, London, Hawaii, Toronto, Vancouver, and Chicago.

The Source : Koreacontent News Team

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