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THE AGE OF SHADOWS Tops Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
Nov 03, 2016
- Writerby KIM Hyun-jung
THE AGE OF SHADOWS and THE TRUTH BENEATH Are to Double Up
KIM Jee-woon’s The Age of Shadows received the Best Film award and Best Music award (Mowg) at the 26th Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards. KAFC announced the winners before its awards presentation on November 8th, 2016.
Director LEE Kyoung-mi picked up the Best Director award for The Truth Beneath. In addition, the film became a double winner along with The Age of Shadows because SON Ye-jin won the Best Actress award with The Truth Beneath and The Last Princess.
LEE Byung-hun earned the Best Actor award for Inside Men. The Best New Actress award went to JEONG Ha-dam for Steel Flower, but there was no winner for the Best New Actor award this year. YOON Ga-eun was selected as the Best New Director for The World of Us, which was invited to the Berlin International Film Festival this year.
Director KIM Dong-ryeong and PARK Kyoung-tae picked up the Best Independent Film award for Tour of Duty, while LEE Joon-ik earned the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Korean Branch award for his first indie film DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet, which carried the Best Screenplay award (SHIN Yeon-shick) home as well. This year’s Lifetime Achievement award went to director IM Kwon-taek.
Meanwhile, TRAIN TO BUSAN and The Handmaiden were given just the Best Technique award (KWAK Tae-yong) and the Best Cinematography award (CHUNG Chung-hoon) respectively, though they were invited to the Cannes and successful at the box office.
The 36th of KAFC Awards will be hosted by KIM Sung-kyun and UHM Ji-won at the Seoul Press Center on November 8th.