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"The Journals of Musan" collects award at film fest in Armenia

최종수정 2011.08.12 11:15 기사입력 2011.07.19 12:31


"The Journals of Musan" [Second Wind Film]

"The Journals of Musan" [Second Wind Film]

Korean director Park Jung-bum's feature "The Journals of Musan" has collected another accolade at an international film festival, making it the movie's 13th win.

According to the official website on Tuesday, "Musan" won the silver apricot prize under the international feature film competition category at the 8th annual Yerevan International Film Festival held at the Moscow Cinema in Armenia from July 10 to 17.

"The Journals of Musan" tells the story of a North Korean defector named Jeon Seung-chul who struggles to adapt to life in South Korea, while he tries to overcome the discrimination that he receives and find a decent job.

"Musan" had previously won a number of awards from various international film festivals including at the 15th Busan International Film Festival, 10th Marrakech International Film Festival, 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, 13th Deauville Asian Film Festival and the Krakow Film Award at the Off Plus Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema.

It had been awarded at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival, 5th annual Andrei Trakovsky Film Festival and recently at the 47th annual Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema. It was also chosen as one of the top ten must-see movies by magazine Time Out New York.
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