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Silenced Won the Top Prize at Far East Film Festival in Udine
May 07, 2012
Korean drama Silenced won top prize at the 14th Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, which was held from April 20-28. The film also received the highest number of votes ever from festival moviegoers, winning the Udine Far East Film Audience Award as well.
The Front Line, also included in the ompetition, won third prize, allowing Korea to score twice. Opening with the Korean film Sunny, the festival screened 62 films from ten Asian countries, including 47 new feature films in competition.
Ten films from Korean directors of the 1970s were screened in this year’'s retrospective, entitled “"The Darkest Decade: Korean Filmmakers in the 1970s”", providing Western audiences an opportunity to see classic Korean films rarely screened outside of Korea.