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SONG Kang-ho wins best actor award at Palm Springs Fest

Jan 23, 2008
  • Writerby Yi Ch' ang-ho (KOFIC)
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SONG Kang-ho wins best actor award at Palm Springs Fest

 

SONG Kang-ho takes home the FIPRESCI Award Best Actor for his role in LEE Chang-dong’s Secret Sunshine at the 19th Palm Springs International Film Festival.

 

Secret Sunshine featured in the FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year program consisting of fifty-four countries’ official Academy Award submissions. The films were scrutinised by an international jury of critics.

 

The 2008 edition of the Palm Springs International Film Festival ran from January 3 until the 13th. The FIPRESCI Award Best Actress is shared by Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu of the Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. The FIRPESCI jury chose the Croatian film Armin as the best film.

 

South Korea’s Academy Awards submission Secret Sunshine has received much critical acclaim locally and internationally. The lead female role is played by JEON Do-yeon. She received the Best Actress award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

 

Yi Ch’ang-ho (KOFIC)

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