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THE FORTRESS Dominates 37th Korean Film Critics Association Awards

Oct 30, 2017
  • Writerby Pierce Conran
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SUL Kyung-gu and NA Moon-hee Take Top Acting Honors

The Korean Film Critics Association announced the winners for its upcoming 37th awards, and it will be the period siege drama The Fortress that walks away with the biggest and most prizes when the show takes place next month. HWANG Dong-hyuk’s austere film earned the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Music (by famed Japanese composer SAKAMOTO Ryuichi) and Best Cinematography for KIM Jee-yong.

The main acting prizes went to actor SUL Kyung-gu for The Merciless while actress NA Moon-hee triumphed for her part in I Can Speak. YOO Hae-jin took Best Supporting Actor for A Taxi Driver and Best Supporting Actress went to The MercilessJEON Hye-jin. Best New Actor and Actress went to PARK Seo-jun of Midnight Runners and CHOI Hee-seo of Anarchist from Colony

The Best New Director Prize went to KANG Yun-sung of the still in theaters THE OUTLAWS and Anarchist from Colony also picked up the Best Screenplay award for HWANG Seong-gu. The Battleship Island earned the Technical Award for art director LEE Hoo-kyoung.

The Awards for Independent Film went to documentary filmmaker LEE Young (Troublers) and Jane director CHO Hyunhoon. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be bestowed upon cinematographer JEON Jo-myung, who was active for almost 50 years and worked frequently with Korean masters such as KIM Soo-yong and IM Kwon-taek. The FIPRESCI prize went to BONG Joon-ho’s Okja while CHOI Tae-hoon and NAM Yoo-rang earned the Best New Critics prizes.

The ceremony for the 37th Korean Film Critics Association Awards will take place next month on the 9th at the Seoul Press Center.
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