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PARASITE Tops Korean Film Critics Association Awards

Nov 01, 2019
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BONG Joon-ho’s latest film PARASITE was triumphant at this year’s 39th Korean Film Critics Association Awards. The Palme d’Or-winning box office hit earned awards for Best Film and Best Director, as well as Best Cinematography for director of photography HONG Kyeong-pyo.

Also winning big was KIM Bora’s acclaimed debut House of Hummingbird, which took home prizes for Best New Director, Best New Actress (PARK Ji-hu) and Best Supporting Actress (KIM Sae-byuk) as well as the FIPRESCI Award. In addition, Director KIM shared the Best Independent Film prize with KIM-GUN (2018) director KANG Sang-woo.

Elsewhere, Best Actress went to Innocent Witness star KIM Hyang-gi, SHIN Ha-kyun took home Best Actor for Inseparable Bros, which also won Best Screenplay (YOOK Sang-hyo), and Best Supporting Actor went to Extreme Job’s JIN Seon-kyu.

ZE:A member PARK Hyung-sik won Best New Actor for Juror 8, Best Soundtrack went to KIM Joon-seok for Swing Kids (2018) and classic film actress UM Aeng-ran, of The Barefooted Young (1964), among many others, earned the Lifetime Achievement in Film Award.

The Korean Association of Film Critics also chose their top 10 for the year, which were (alphabetically): Another Child, Birthday, EXITExtreme Job, Hotel by the RiverHouse of Hummingbird, Intimate Strangers (2018), KIM-GUN, Ode to the Goose (2018) and PARASITE.
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