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Korean Indie Movie Wins Award at TIFF

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The fantasy musical film “Passerby #3” by Korean director Shin Su-won won the Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival.

“Passerby #3” was made with a budget of just W47 million (US$1=W1,114), much of it raised by director Shin who also served as investor, script writer and producer.

The movie tells the story of a 39-year-old working mother who struggles to realize her dream of becoming a film director.

Other Korean films to have won the honor include “Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie” (1997) by Jang Sun-woo, “Memories of Murder” (2003) by Bong Joon-ho and “A Brand New Life” (2009) by Ounie Lecomte.

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via The Chosun

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