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  • 7 Nominations for SNOWPIERCER at Asia Pacific Film Festival
  • by Pierce Conran /  Dec 03, 2013
  • COLD EYES and JUVENILE OFFENDER Also In the Running
     

    BONG Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer received nominations in seven categories for the upcoming 56th Asia Pacific Film Festival, which will take place in Macau on December 15th. The Korean sci-fi blockbuster, which accrued 9.3 million admissions domestically this summer, was only behind WONG Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster in the nominations tally. The China-HK Ip Man film was nominated in nine categories.
     
    Though among the Best Picture contenders, Snowpiercer was recognized for Best Director (BONG Joon-ho), Best Supporting Actor (SONG Kang-ho) and Best Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton), as well the technical categries for Best Cinematography, Editing, Sound and Art Direction.
     
    Meanwhile, KANG Yi-kwan’s indie drama Juvenile Offender is a big presence in the acting categories, with nominations for both Best Actor and Actress, for SEO Young-joo and LEE Jung-hyun, respectively. Lastly, popular summer thriller Cold Eyes was also nominated for Best Editing.
     
    Among the jury members deciding this year’s awards will be Korean film director HUR Jin-ho, of Christmas in August (1998) fame, who also serves as the head of the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival.
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