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Actor Ha Jung-woo received the Renaissance Award from the Hawaii International Film Festival on Nov. 12.

The film festival, which is in its 35th year, reportedly chose Ha for his contribution to the Asia-Pacific film scene.

Ha’s recent film “Assassination” has also been recognized by the film festival. In the espionage film, Ha plays the role of an assassin whose nickname is Hawaii Pistol.

The annual film festival selects feature films, documentaries and animated features produced from North American and Asian countries.

This year, 181 films from 41 countries have been selected by the film festival which runs through Nov. 22 at Oahu Island of Hawaii.

Along with “Assassination,” many other Korean films of various genres will be screened during the film festival including “Minority Opinion,” “Veteran” “Wonderful Nightmare.” Of all the Korean films, period film “The Throne” has selected as an opening film for this year.

Ha’s love for Hawaii is widely known among industry insiders.

The actor frequently visits the island between projects. He told multiple media that he gets inspiration for his drawings on his trips to the islands.

Ha has been holding solo and group exhibitions over past years and his work can fetch upwards of 20 million ($17,152) and 30 million won.

Ha, who is one of the most prolific actors in the Korean film scene, is currently taking a break but he has recently signed on to appear in a new film, “With God.”

Apart from “With God,” he has also signed up for three other films: “Agasshi,” “Tunnel” and “Andre Kim”.

BY SUNG SO-YOUNG
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