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"Beautiful" wins top prize at Fukuoka

2008/07/17 | 721 views | Permalink | Source

"Beautiful", the feature debut by director Juhn Jai-hong, has won the Grand Prix at the 2008 Fukuoka Asian Film Festival.

The story of a woman who becomes the object of men's obsessions and abuse due to her beauty, the film was based on a screenplay by Kim Ki-duk. JEON worked as an assistant director on KIM's films "Time" (2006) and "Breath" (2007).

The Fukuoka Asian Film Festival, which ran from July 4-13, has a history of awarding Korean films. Notably, in 2002 Kim Ki-duk's "Bad Guy" also won the event's Grand Prix.

"Beautiful" first premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival. It is distributed and sold internationally by Sponge Films.

Darcy Paquet (KOFIC)

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