Prize Winners at the 12th Jeonju International Film Festival Announced
Director Park Chan-kyong, whom some of you will recognise as the younger brother of Park Chan-wook (JOINT SECURITY AREA, OLDBOY, THIRST), is on an award-winning streak.
First, there was his short film NIGHT FISHING (PARANMANJANG), co-directed with Park Chan-wook, which generated initial buzz for being shot with an iPhone, and then even more buzz when it won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
And now, his first feature film ANYANG, PARADISE CITY (pictured) has won the Grand Prize for a Korean Feature Film at this year’s Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea.
According to the official Festival website, ANYANG, PARADISE CITY combines fiction and documentary to portray the past and present of Anyang, a city south of Seoul. The judges commended the film on ‘its strong, confident visual style and the journey it takes the viewer on.’