Posted April. 03, 2007 07:41,
Director Lee Jun-ik and his movie King and the Clown won the Jury Award at the 9th Deauville Asian Film Festival yesterday. Deauville is a seaside resort city of northwest France and the festival was held from March 28 to April 1.
Ad-Lib Night, a film by Lee Yoon-ki, won the festivals Critics Prize. Thailands Apichatpong Weerasethakul took home the Best Film award for Syndromes and a Century.
Several South Korean films were featured at the festival. In the main competition section, named Competition, three movies were included: King and the Clown, Ad-Lib Night and Family Ties (directed by Kim Tae-yong). Shadowless Sword (by Kim Young-jun), The City of Violence (by Ryu Seung-wan) and The Restless (by Cho Dong-oh) were in another competition called Action Asia. And the festivals Panorama section screened The Old Garden (by Im Sang-soo), Im a Cyborg, but thats OK (by Park Chan-wook) and Woman on the Beach (by Hong Sang-soo).
The festival hosted a tribute to director Park Chan-wook, and three documentary films about North Korea were shown.