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Mother KIM Hye-ja crowned internationally again

2009/12/04 Source

Kim Hye-ja triumphed again, this time she won the best actress award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). APSA bestowed her the honor for her performance in Bong Joon-ho's "Mother - 2009", the film which was showered with critical acclaim at Festival de Cannes.

"A Brand New Life" won APSA's best children's feature film's award. The tale of an adoptee girl is directed by Korean-French adoptee Ounie Lecomte and is produced by Lee Chang-dong. (Director of "Peppermint Candy", "Oasis", and "Secret Sunshine")

Director Baek Seung-bin received the NETPAC award for "Members of the Funeral". Multi-awarded YANG Ik-joonepicked up another honor in the form of a high commendation for his acting in "Breathless", the film he also wrote, directed, and produced.

KIM was recently crowned best actress by China's major film awards institute China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival as well. Busan Critic's best actress award also went to KIM for her debut feature film role.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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