6:23 pm - 03/23/2010

'Mother' Wins Best Film Award at AFA

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s thriller “Mother” has nabbed the best film award at this year’s Asian Film Awards.

The movie also picked up the awards for best actress and best screenwriter at the fourth Asian Film Awards ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on Monday.

The award for best visual effects went to another South Korean movie --- “Thirst” directed by Park Chan-wook.

Launched in 2007, the Asian Film Awards are presented annually by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society to recognize excellence in Asian cinema.

Last year, South Korean actor Jung Woo-sung won the award for best supporting actor for his role in the movie “The Good, the Bad, the Weird,” while the South Korean film “Chaser” grabbed the award for best editing.

Source: KBS World
dareka 23rd-Mar-2010 06:39 am (UTC)
awww yay, i'm glad it won something. it was really good.
thewokstar 23rd-Mar-2010 06:39 am (UTC)
I watched this movie for my Introduction to Korean Pop Culture class
and it was a big mind-fuuuuuuuh. @_____@
I liked it though, no matter how awkward I felt watching it.
unsospiro 23rd-Mar-2010 07:18 am (UTC)
Yes, thank youuuu.
That movie was incredibly beautiful. Won Bin blew my mind.

I liked Mother more than Thirst, tbh.
tribuo_venerati 23rd-Mar-2010 07:21 am (UTC)
Nice! I had the pleasure of watching Mother last Halloween and I'm really glad the film is earning some recognition. I'm happy since Park Chan Wook is one of my favorite Korean film directors :D
uglypricetag 23rd-Mar-2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
lol. Mother was by Bong Joon Ho, who also directed The Host, not Park Chan Wook.
tribuo_venerati 24th-Mar-2010 03:16 am (UTC)
AAAHHH yeah I meant Bong Joon Ho!!! I was actually supposed to go pick him up as an airport greeter for a film festival when The Host came out about 4 years ago, but I slept in and I didn't get to meet him :[
uglypricetag 24th-Mar-2010 03:20 am (UTC)
omg that job sounds awesome. do film festivals regularly hire airport greeters? i would shit bricks if i had the chance to meet my favourite directors in person.
angel_of_blue 23rd-Mar-2010 07:46 am (UTC)
Happy to see this film got recognition. Wonbin is a great actor. And I prefer Mother to Thirst. That film can not compare to Old Boy.
dominique_franc 23rd-Mar-2010 09:25 am (UTC)
jyurian21 23rd-Mar-2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
I still haven't watched it but I really want to, I should get it now before I forget again ~_~
honeebs 23rd-Mar-2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
yay! congrats
uglypricetag 23rd-Mar-2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
ugh, i've been putting this film in the back burner for the longest time now. need to get down to watching this.
slayerizedcarol 23rd-Mar-2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
awesome! i still want to watch this movie i hope i get to :)
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