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South Korea big winners at Asian Film Awards

Posted by jtsmyth8 on March 18, 2008

South Korea dominated the Asian Film Awards for the second year running, with “Secret Sunshine”, a tragic movie about death and faith, taking home three top prizes including best picture.

“Secret Sunshine” — the story of a widow who moves to her dead husband’s hometown with her son, and then turns to evangelical Christianity when her child is abducted and murdered — also won for best director and actress.

South Korean actress Jeon Do-Yeon, who won the top acting prize at last year’s Cannes film festival for her performance as the suffering woman, again took home top honours in Hong Kong late Monday.

“This is beyond my expectations,” she said.

“Secret Sunshine” director Lee Chang-dong bested Taiwan’s Ang Lee, whose erotic World War II spy thriller “Lust, Caution” went home with just one award — a best actor trophy for Hong Kong veteran Tony Leung Chiu-wai. (story)

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