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Korean film "Paju" wins NETPAC Award at PIFF

최종수정 2009.10.16 18:00 기사입력 2009.10.16 18:00


Poster of Korean movie "Paju" [Myung Films]

Korean film "Paju" won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), according to a press release on Friday.

The film received the NETPAC Award, given to the best film nominated amongst the New Currents and Korean Cinema Today-Vision categories.

NETPAC is an international organization composed of 29 member countries that promotes Asian cinema and gives out the namesake award at select international film festivals.

"Paju", which stars Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun and actress Seo Woo, is about a forbidden love between a woman and her late sister's husband.

The film reportedly received raving reviews at the PIFF. "It is a great example of passionate and high-quality filmmaking and the jury was impressed by the director's poetic and moving expressions. We are proud to support the courage of the director who approached this tragic and controversial topic."
Director Park Chan-ok debuted in 2002 with the award-winning "Jealousy Is My Middle Name".

"Paju" is set for release in Korea on October 29.

Reporter : Lynn Kim
Editor : Jessica Kim
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