Press pick ‘Han Gong-ju’ as best film
The Korean Film Reporters Association said Monday that 67 journalists who cover film selected the independent movie as last year’s best local flick. The low-budget film set in a high school is based on a true story of a teenage girl who was the victim of gang rape.
Although the actual award ceremony will be held on Thursday night at the Korea Press Center in central Seoul, the association unveiled the full list of winners Monday.
Actress Chun Woo-hee, pictured left, who played the lead role in “Han Gong-ju,” grabbed the best actress award while Choi Min-sik of “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” earned the best actor award.
Best supporting actor went to actor Yoo Hae-jin of “The Pirates” and best supporting actress went to Jo Yeo-jeong of “Obsessed.”
Singer and actor Park Yu-cheon, a a member of the K-pop trio JYJ, was selected as the best new actor for his role in “Haemoo.”
Meanwhile, indie film “My Love, Don’t Cross That River,” which set a record by bringing in more than four million moviegoers, received the indie film of the year award. “Interstellar,” which attracted 10 million moviegoers, received the foreign film of the year award.
BY SUNG SO-YOUNG [firstname.lastname@example.org]