Fantasia 2011: Korean director Ryoo Seung-wan says “˜thanks’ for awards
The Feature Film Jury of the recently wrapped up 2011 Fantasia Film Festival gave two prizes to the Korean drama The Unjust.
The Best Screenplay award went to Park Hoon-jung, and the Best Actor award went jointly to the two stars of the film: Hwang Jeong-min and Ryoo Seung-beom, (sometimes spelled Ryoo Seung-bum) Ryoo Seung-beom is the brother of the director of the Unjust, Ryoo Seung-wan.
Each of the Ryoos recorded a thank-you video for these awards. The videos are on the web site of CinÃ©Asie, whose founder Mi-Jeong Lee is also a programmer at Fantasia. The videos don’t have subtitles, but CinÃ©Asie has provided transcripts in English and French. Director Ryoo Seung-wan came to Fantasia to present the Unjust, but he returned to Korea before the awards were handed out.
I am the director of THE UNJUST, Ryoo Seung-wan. I heard my film received the Best Screenplay and Best Actors awards at Fantasia. Thanks to all and I am thrilled to learn about this. Thanks to all the jury members who watched and supported this film. Also, I was very moved by the amazing audience at Fantasia.
I really hope to have a chance to visit again. Ah, a truly lovely festival! Fantasia has energized me to make new films. I really want to visit Fantasia again with a new film. I will share this wonderful news with the screenwriter, Park Hoon-jung.