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Korean Western takes eight nominations. By Marcus Lim. Film, about a chase for treasure through the wilderness of Manchuria, collected eight noms, including feature, director and cinematography, as well as supporting actor nods for both Jung Woo-sung and Lee Byung-hun. The kudofest also announced the creation of a best newcomer category to augment the existing acting awards. The nominations were announced Wednesday by the Hong Kong Intl. Local Hong Kong films, however, were significantly shut out of the major creative categories.
A South Korean film described as 'Hitchcockian,' together with a sensitively drawn Oscar-winner from Japan and an Indian movie that 'reinvents the musical love story,' compose the bill of fare for Asian Film Festival at Rice University. Winner of Best Actress, Best Film, and Best Screenplay at this year's Asian Film Awards, it asks the question how far will a mother go to protect her child if the child is accused of murder. Hoberman in the Village Voice called the film 'deftly plotted, applying Hitchcockian suspense with a Hitchcockian sense of fair play. The festival continues on Oct.
After winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Film earlier this year, the Japanese hit "Departures" clinched a Best Actor award for Masahiro Motoki for his role as cellist turned mortuary embalmer. Which films do you think should have won that didn't? Tell us below in the SoundOff box. In total, 36 films from across Asia competed in 13 categories. Awards were given by a jury of international film critics and professionals, presided over by Malaysian-born actress, and former Bond girl, Michelle Yeoh.