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KIM Da-mi Picks Up Rising Star Award at LEAFF
Nov 14, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
THE WITCH Breakout Star Recognized at London East Asian Film Festival
KIM Da-mi, the breakout star from this year’s mystery-action-drama The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion, has received the Rising Star Award from this year’s recently concluded London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF). The new star was in London to receive her prize during the festival’s closing ceremony on November 4 at the Vue Piccadilly cinema, which was followed by a presentation of the closing film Ramen Shop by Singaporean filmmaker Eric KHOO.
The actress turned heads in early summer for her leading role in PARK Hoon-jung’s The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion, in which she played an orphan whose mysterious powers begin to manifest when strangers from her past converge around her. The film turned into a word of mouth hit, accruing 3.19 million admissions (USD 24.03 million). Among KIM’s co-stars on screen were CHO Min-soo (Pieta, 2012), CHOI Woo-shik (Okja, 2017) and PARK Hee-soon, who also starred in director PARK’s previous film V.I.P. (2017).
Other Korean stars that attended this year’s 3rd LEAFF included KIM Yun-seok, who was the subject of a special focus as well as the star of opening film Dark Figure of Crime, HAN Ji-min, lead actress of the recent breakout indie success Miss Baek, as well as directors JANG Joon-hwan of 1987: When the Day Comes (2017), SHIN Su-won (Glass Garden, 2017), KIM Joong-hyeon (February, 2017), KIM Ji-young (Intention) and The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion director PARK Hoon-jung.