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  • PIETA, Critics’ No.1 Choice
  • by JI Yong-jin  /  Nov 09, 2012
  • PIETA Wins 4 Awards from the Korean Association of Film Critics
     
     
    KIM Ki-duk
    ’s Pieta was selected as the best film at the awards ceremony hosted by the Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) on November 7th. Pieta also received 3 other awards; the Best Director award (KIM Ki-duk), the Best Actress award (CHO Min-soo), and The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Korean Branch award.
     
    “Thank you Korean film critics for deciding to give my film the Best Film award. I don’t think Pieta was awarded because it is special, but I consider this award as an encouragement for all the 18 films I have made so far.”, said KIM, “I am deeply grateful to the limbs of the film, the 28 staff members, and the heart of it, CHO Min-su and LEE Jung-jin.” He also said, “Congratulations to the 2 films which drew over 10 million viewers.
    I have no ill feelings at all toward them. I think highly of the effort their staff made. The actors were great as well. However, what I feel bad about is the unfair share at multiplex theaters for Masquerade, which itself seemed to speak of unfairness to ordinary people.”
     
    Masquerade, which won 15 awards at the Daejong Film Award, received just 1 award (Best Art) at this awards show
     
    ▲Best Film: Pieta ▲Best Director: KIM Ki-duk (Pieta) ▲Best Actor: AHN Sung-ki (Unbowed) ▲Best Actress: CHO Min-soo (Pieta) ▲Best New Director: SHIN Aha-ka and LEE Sang-cheol (Jesus Hospital) ▲Best New Actor: KIM Sung-kyun (The Neighbor) ▲Best New Actress: KIM Go-eun (Eungyo) ▲Best Screenplay: YOON Jong-bin (Nameless Gangster : Rules of the Time) ▲Best Cinematography: CHOI Yeong-hwan (The Thieves) ▲Best Music: LEE Ji-su (Architecture 101) ▲Best Technique (Art): OH Heung-seok (Masquerade) ▲Best New Critic: LEE Dae-yeon (Lecturer at Kyonggi University) ▲Best Contributor: HWANG Jeong-sun ▲The FIPRESCI Korean Branch: Pieta
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