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  • American Filmmakers Go for KIM Jee-woon
  • by JI Yong-jin /  Nov 02, 2012
  • First asian director to receive the Vision Award from the Filmmakers Alliance
    According to a representative of CJ Entertainment, KIM Jee-woon, who debuted in Hollywood with  The Last Stand is going to be the first Asian director to receive the Vision Award given by the Filmmakers Alliance, an American filmmakers’ association.
    KIM was awarded in the afternoon of October 30th (PDT) at the 15th VisionFest hosted by the Filmmakers Alliance in Los Angeles. The VisionFest is a festival for independent films where independent film related people and cineastes in Los Angeles get together to have screenings and commemorative events.
    There have been 13 recipients of the Vision Award as of this year. Among all the filmmakers of the world, globally renowned directors such as Wim WENDERS, Werner HERZOG, and Alexander PAYNE have won the award in the past. KIM will be the first Asian director to receive it. Since he debuted with The Quiet Family in 1998, he has pursued his unique style by making A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003), A Bittersweet Life (2005), The Good, The Bad, And The Weird (2008) and I Saw The Devil (2010).
    The Last Stand is an action film that portrays the confrontation between a drug dealer who breaks out of jail and tries to cross the border and a country sheriff trying to stop him. Expectations are high as Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER is coming back to the screen following his time in office The film will be released in January 2013.
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