LIM Soo-jung Wins Best Actress Award
Director BYUN Young-joo
has been selected as the woman filmmaker of the year by Women in Film Korea. The association announced its list of this year's award recipients including LIM Soo-jung
for the Best Actress category, AHN Soo-hyun
for Best Producer for her work The Thieves
, and KIM Il-ran
and HONG Ji-you
for the best short/documentary film section.
Director BYUN adapted and directed Helpless
based on a Japanese novel with the same title about a society which does not accomodate a woman's wish to live normally. The film has been praised for capturing the zeitgeist of the current times and the thrill derived from genre filmmaking.