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THE FORTRESS Tops Korean Film Producers Association Awards
Dec 26, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
KFPA Hands More Acting Honors to SONG Kang-ho and NA Moon-hee
The Korean Film Producers Association (KFPA) handed their top prize this year to the period siege drama The Fortress, from director HWANG Dong-hyuk. HWANG’s film also took the prizes for Best Editing (NAM Na-young) and Best Sound for CHOI Tae-young, who previously won for period drama The Throne (2015). The 4th KFPA Awards, which were hosted by actor KWON Hae-hyo (The Day After), took place on the 19th at the Myung Film Center in Paju.
SONG Kang-ho’s performance in A Taxi Driver earned him another Best Actor prize, following wins at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Seoul Awards this year, while NA Moon-hee continued her prize run for I Can Speak, snagging her fifth Best Actress Award, and seventh prize overall this season. Meanwhile Best Supporting Actor went to KIM Hee-won for The Merciless and Best Supporting Actress went to The King’s KIM So-jin.
Best Director went to LEE Joon-ik for Anarchist from Colony, I Can Speak earned YOO Seung-hee the Best Screenplay award, The Merciless won Best Cinematography (CHO Hyoung-rae) and Lighting (PARK Jung-woo), and The Battleship Island took home prizes for Best Art Direction (LEE Hoo-kyoung) and Best Music (BANG Jun-seok). This year’s Technical Award went to the martial arts choreography of THE OUTLAWS by JEON Jae-hyeong and HA Myung-haeng.