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BOOK OF FISH and MOGADISHU Win 4 Prizes Each at Korean Film Critics Awards

Nov 04, 2021
  • Writer by Pierce Conran
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Ryoo Seungwan Picks Up Best Director, Lee Joonik’s Film Takes Best Film 




Lee Joonik’s The Book of Fish and Ryoo Seungwan’s Escape from Mogadishu triumphed at the 41st Korean Film Critics Association Awards, with each picking up four prizes. Lee’s film won the Best Film prize while Ryoo was awarded Best Director.


The Book of Fish also earned the Best Actor Award, which went to veteran performer Sul Kyunggu, the Best Screenplay Award for Kim Segyum and the FIPRESCI Award. 


Huh Joonho was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Award for Escape from Mogadishu, which also won Best Cinematography (Choi Yeonghwan) and Best Music (Bang Junseok). Escape from Mogadishu is currently the most successful film of the year at the Korean box office, with over 3.6 million admissions.


Lee Seungwon’s indie drama Three Sisters (2020) was also a multiple award winner, with Moon Sori picking up the Best Actress prize and Kim Sunyoung earning the award for Best Supporting Actress.


Hong Euijeong received yet another Best New Director Award for her black comedy Voice of Silence (2020). The Best New Actor prize went to Lee Hongnae, for his role in KimJho Gwangsoo’s queer romantic comedy Made in Rooftop (2020), and Gong Seungyeon earned the Best New Actress prize for her breakout performance in Hong Sungeun’s Aloners, which screened at the Jeonju, Toronto and San Sebastian International Film Festivals this year.

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