Film directors win achievement awards

December 27, 2013

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The Korea Film Actor’s Association selected movie directors Bong Joon-ho and Moon Byung-gon as the recipients of achievement awards, the association said Thursday.

Both were tapped for having promoted Korean cinema worldwide. Bong was acknowledged for his first international project “Snowpiercer,” which tells the story of a tax lawyer in Busan who accepts a case involving a conspiracy within the authoritarian government.

Moon was recognized for his short film “Safe,” which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes International Film Festival in May.

Actors Song Kang-ho, Ryoo Seung-yong, Hwang Jung-min, Uhm Jung-hwa and Uhm Ji-won also received Korea’s Top Film Star Awards at the award ceremony which took place at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Friday.

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