[Talk of the town]
‘Breathless’ scene steals at the Deauville Asian Film Festival in France
Korean films continue to win awards at international film festivals.
Yang Ik-June’s film “Breathless” won the Best Picture and the International Critics Award at the 11th Deauville Asian Film Festival.
In the movie, Sang-hoon witnesses the deaths of his mother and sister as a child, and grows up hating his father.
Breathless is a very personal film for Yang as it is based on his experiences as a child. Yang directed, starred in, produced and wrote the script for the movie, competing against Japan’s “All Around Us,” China’s “The Shaft” and last year’s box office hit “The Chaser” from Korea.
The Festival, which began in 1999, is held every March in France. Jeon Su-il’s “With a Girl of Black Soil” won Best Picture in 2008.
Breathless opens in Korea in April.