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PARASITE Tops Korean Film Critics Association Awards
Nov 01, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD Picks Up 5 Prizes
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.