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Two Korean film prize at Fantasia

2010/08/06 | 416 views | Permalink | Source

Korean films captured 2 prizes in the main competition section of the Fantasia International Film Festival which took place July 8 – 28, 2010 in Montreal, Canada. Winning the second-place Special Jury Prize was Lee Hae-joon's comedy "Castaway on the Moon". The Best Director prize went to noted helmer Lee Joon-ik for his Chosun period swashbuckler "Blades of Blood". The top award for Best Feature went to Sawako Decides by Japan's ISHII Yuya.

Castaway on the Moon also picked up a third place Bronze prize under the Audience Awards: Best Asian Film category. Another South Korean film, The Executioner, directed by Choi Jin-ho-II, was given an honorable mention by the jury of the AQCC Prize, with first place going to Japanese director KORE-EDA Hirokazu for Air Doll, starring Korean actress Bae Doona.

Fantasia is a genre-oriented film festival which highlights fantasy and horror films worldwide and has a special devotion to Asian cinema. The festival runs at various venues throughout Montreal.

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

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