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  • Busan Critics Grand Prize for RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN
  • by Pierce Conran /  Dec 16, 2015
  • YOO Hae-jin and KIM Min-hee Take Acting Honors
    Earlier this month, HONG Sang-soo’s Right Now, Wrong Then was awarded the Grand Prize at the 16th Busan Film Critics Awards. KIM Min-hee, who featured in HONG’s film, took home the Best Actress Prize, while veteran actor YOO Hae-jin was given the Best Actor prize, following roles in The Unfair, The Classified File and Veteran this year.
    HONG’s film has been racking up prizes since its bow at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it picked up the top Golden Leopard award as well as Best Actor for JUNG Jae-young. The film also took top honours at the Gijón International Film Festival and JUNG picked up the Best Actor accolade there as well as at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the Korean Association of Film Reporters Awards.
    Director OH Seung-uk received the Special Jury Prize in Busan this month after making The Shameless, which was invited to the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in May and featured JEON Do-yeon. JANG Kun-jae came away with the Best Screenplay Prize for his third feature A Midsummer's Fantasia, a Korean-Japanese co-production which was produced by noted arthouse filmmaker KAWASE Naomi and the Technical Prize went to Kelvin Kyung Kun PARK for his visually arresting documentary A Dream of Iron, which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014.
    The Best New Director Prize was shared this year, between KIM Sung-je, director of judicial thriller The Unfair, and HONG Won-chan, whose workplace mystery-horror Office bowed as a midnight screening at the Cannes Film Festival.
    This year’s LEE Pil-woo Award was given to cinematographer LEE Suck-ki, who worked on well over 100 classic Korean films, including LEE Man-hee’s A Day Off (1968).
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