China quake film best picture at Asia Pacific awards1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
A Chinese film about a family’s struggle to deal with a devastating earthquake took best picture award at the 2010 annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
“Tangshan dadizheng” (Aftershock), directed by Feng Xiaogang, deals with the aftermath of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake that killed at least 255,000 people.
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong won the Best Achievement for Directing for “Shi” (Poetry). His brother, Lee Joon-dong, produced the movie.
“Digari” (The Other), a film from Iran about a boy’s trip to Teheran with the man soon to become his stepfather, won Best Children’s Feature Film, while Samuel Moaz from Israel won Best Screenplay for “Levanon” (Lebanon), in which a frightened Israeli tank crew blunders its way through the start of the first Lebanon War.