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Cine21 Chooses THE HANDMAIDEN as Best Film of the Year
Dec 23, 2016
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Korea’s Top Film Weekly Issues 2016 Top 10
The weekly Korean film publication Cine21 has issued its top 10 Korean films of the year, as voted on by its critics. Topping the 2016 list was PARK Chan-wook’s period erotic thriller The Handmaiden.
The rest of the top five featured NA Hong-jin’s THE WAILING in second, LEE Kyoung-mi’s The Truth Beneath in third, KIM Sung-soo’s Asura : The City of Madness in fourth and debut filmmaker YOON Ga-eun’s The World of Us at number five.
Further down, HONG Sang-soo was at sixth with his latest film Yourself and Yours, LEE Joon-ik was seventh with DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet, JUNG Ji-woo’s Fourth Place was at eight, KIM Jee-woon came in at ninth with The Age of Shadows and KIM Soo-hyun closed out the top 10 with his Jeonju Cinema Project The Great Patriots.
The magazine also voted on other categories, such as Best Director (PARK Chan-wook, The Handmaiden), Actress (KIM Min-hee, The Handmaiden), Actor (LEE Byung-hun, Inside Men), New Actress (KIM Tae-ri, The Handmaiden), New Actor (KOO Kyo-hwan, The Great Patriots), Cinematography (CHUNG Chung-hoon, The Handmaiden), New Director (YOON Ga-eun, The World of Us), Screenplay (SHIN Yeon-shick, DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet) and Producer (LIM Syd, The Handmaiden, LUCK-KEY).