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  • Juvenile Offender Wins 2 Awards in Tokyo
  • by KIM Hyun-min /  Oct 29, 2012
  • Walks aways with Special Jury Prize and Best Actor Award at Tokyo International Film Festival
    Juvenile Offender, directed by KANG Yi-kwan, won the Special Jury Prize at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival. SEO Young-ju, the main actor of the film, was also awarded the Best Actor Award, he is not only the first Korean actor to take home the prize but also its youngest ever recipient. Following their 2nd screening and the official press conference that accompanied its premiere on October 25th, the reactions were very favorable. The film's buzz raised expectactions for the film's awards prospects at the festival.

    Juvenile Offender, which was also invited to the Toronto International Film Festival, took the spotlight again as the only Korean film in competition at this year's Tokyo International Film Festival. The last Korean film invited to the competition section of the Tokyo International Film Festival before this was Woman On The Beach, directed by HONG Sang-soo in 2006. The local media praised Juvenile Offender by saying, “It is a film that passe