Korean Independent Film Han Gong Ju Receives Awards at French Film Festival

kpopluv, March 12, 2014, 12:17 p.m.

Korean independent movie Han Gon Ju received three awards at the Deauville Asian Film Festival in France. The movie was directed by Lee Su Jin.  The film won the jury prize, popular choice award, and the international critique award.

As the film was invited to the competition category and picked up three awards at what ranks as one of the most famous Asian film festivals in Europe, it has drawn much attention.

Previous Korean award winners include "Nowhere to Hide," directed by Lee Myung-se in 2000, "Joint Security Area" by Park Chan-wook in 2001, and "Mai Ratima" by Yoo Ji-tae last year.

"Han Gong-ju" revolves around a high-school girl who loses everything and has to transfer to another school after being involved in a scandalous incident. The plot follows her attempts to overcome her trauma and move forward. The film, which has appeared on the radar of numerous foreign film festivals, will hit local theaters in Seoul in April.


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