‘Miss Granny’ wins prize in Japan
|Na Mun-hee and Shim Eun-kyung|
The Korean comedy “Miss Granny” won one of the top awards at the sixth Okinawa Film Festival, according to local reports yesterday.
The hit film, which was directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk and starred Na Mun-hee and Shim Eun-kyung, won the “Peace” category award, which comes with a 1 million yen, or $9,775, prize.
Under the theme of “Laugh and Peace,” the international festival took place in Okinawa, Japan, from March 20 to 24. The top prize, the jury’s special mention award, went to Hiroshi Shinagawa’s “One Third,” and the winner of the “Laugh” category was “Ultrafast! Sankinkotai,” directed by Katsuhide Motoki.
Hwang spoke at the festival when he picked up the award. “‘Miss Granny’ is an extremely Korean-oriented movie and I am very surprised and grateful that a lot of Japanese still enjoyed it,” he said.
By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer