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  • SNOWPIERCER won the Best Film Award by Korean Film Critics
  • by SONG Soon-jin /  Nov 19, 2013
  • SNOWPIERCER Won 3 Awards in the Korean Association of Film Critics


    Director Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer has been selected as the best Korean film of the year by The Korean Association of Film Critics. It is the second time that Bong has won this award since Mother in 2010. The Korean Association of Film Critics (Chairman Min Byung-rok) has agreed upon Snowpiercer as the 33rd Film Critics’ Best Film Award.

    Snowpiercer depicts the story of the sole survivors from the Great Freeze in near future, and their class struggle in the train. The film has drawn big attention for having star actors both from Hollywood and Korea, Hollywood crew including Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, John Hurt and Korean actors and actresses featuring Song Kang-ho and Ko Ah-sung. It has also made a great boxoffice hit with more than 9 million accumulated domestic viewers. The Korean Association of Film Critics has also selected Bong Joon-ho as the best director, and Hong Kyung-pyo as the best director of photography, who is well known for an outstanding filmography including Bong’s Mother, Lee Myung-se’s M, Kang Jegyu’s TaeGukGi: Brotherhood Of War, and so on.

    The Face Reader by Han Jae-rim has won three prizes. Song Kang-ho, who also featured in Snowpiercer, has won the best actor award by his performance in The Face Reader, and his in-screen brother-in-law Jo Jung-suk has won the best supporting award with his great ensemble with Song in The Face Reader. Its music director Lee Byung woo has won the best film music award.

    The best new actor and actresses prizes went to Yeo Jin-ku who played the title role in Hwayi: A Monster Boy made by director Jang Joon-hwan, and Jung Eun-chae in Nobody’s Daughter Haewon directed by Hong Sang-soo. The best new director award is won by Huh Jung of Hide and Seek.
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