Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020 – List of Award Winners
Grand Prix (Best Picture Award)
“Happy Old Year”
Thailand｜Director: Nawapol THAMRONGRATTANARIT
Displaying Nawapol THAMRONGRATTANARIT’s outstanding originality and his unique modern film style, “Happy Old Year” captivates the audience. It deals first with the theme of discarding things — a universal, everyday problem which confronts all humans living in the civilized world, then the film expands to an in-depth exploration of many other issues. The entire cinematic vision is extraordinary.
Most Promising Talent Award
Korea｜“Way Back Home” Director
Time, as depicted in “Way Back Home”, especially the time which heals the heroine’s trauma, flows slowly like water, beautifully providing catharsis. The film encourages us to look forward to director PARK Sun-joo’s future work.
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