When I Turned Nine unexpected winner of Chunsa Film Art Awards
Nov 25, 2004
When I Turned Nine, a story about schoolchildren in rural Korea, came away the unexpected winner of the Chunsa Film Art Awards on November 19.
The film by YOON In-ho was presented withthe Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay (LEE Man-hee), and the Child Acting Award (shared by LEE Se-young, KIM Seok, NA Ah-hyun and KIM Myung-jae). Released in March 2004, When I Was Nine attracted 340,000 viewers and a warm critical reception upon its release.
Meanwhile Cannes Grand Prix-winner Old Boy by PARK Chan-wook was given the Best Actor award (CHOI Min-shik), Best Cinematography (JEONG Jung-hoon), Editing (KIM Sang-beom), and a Special Jury Prize for PARK Chan-wook shared by Tae Guk Gi's KANG Je-gyu and Silmido's KANG Woo-suk.
Other awards presented included a tie for Best Actress between KIM Hye-soo (Hypnotized) and LEE Na-young (Someone Special); Best Supporting Actor to Jung Doo-hong (Fighter In the Wind); Best Supporting Actress to GOH Doo-shim (My Mother the Mermaid); Best New Director to KIM Hak-soon (Rewind); Best New Actor to WON Bin (Tae Guk Gi); and Best New Actress to MOON Geun-young (My Little Bride).
The Chunsa Film Art Awards, named in honor of actor/director NA Woon-kyu from the silent film era, were held for the first time in 1990.
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