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PARK Chan-wook Won an Honorary Award in Oslo

Nov 15, 2019
  • Writerby Pierce Conran
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Films from the South Festival Gives Korean Director Honorary Award


Renowned director PARK Chan-wook has been honored with an honorary award, at this year’s Films from the South Festival in Oslo, Norway. The Korean cineaste was the main guest at the 29th edition of the festival, which focuses on works from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Director PARK was present to accept his prize in Norway on November 7 during the festival’s opening ceremony. PARK’s short film Night Fishing, winner of the best short film award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011, was screened during the ceremony, which was followed by an opening film presentation of PARASITE, the new film by BONG Joon-ho, whose 2013 sci-fi Snowpiercer was produced by PARK.

PARK was also on hand for a moderated discussion prior to a screening of his seminal 2003 work Old Boy and also presented a screening of the director’s cut of his 2016 opus The Handmaiden. Films from the South also screened PARK’s Trio (1997), Joint Security Area /JSA (2000), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005), I’m a Cyborg, but That’s OK (2006) and Thirst (2009), as well as a range of other shorts and documentaries he has made.

Following The Handmaiden, PARK’s most recent project was the TV miniseries The Little Drummer Girl for the BBC, which was adapted from the novel of the same name by John LE CARRÉ. He has several projects in development, including the western The Brigands of Rattlecreek for Amazon and an English-language adaptation of Donald E. WESTLAKE’s novel ‘The Ax.
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