23rd Busan International Film Festival

23rd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) was celebrated from the 4th to 13th of October at Busan Cinema Center in Busan, Korea. From awards presented I would like to mention that The Actor and Actress of the Year honors went to 2 actresses (!): Lee Ju-yeong for her role in Maggie (Korea) and Choi Hee-seo in Our Body (Korea). And Maggie by Yi Okseop won Citizen Critics Award. As a sidenote I’d like to let you know that an Estonian movie The Little Comrade By Moonika Siimets (original title: Seltsimees laps) won a BNK Busan Bank Award. Not to mention that not so long ago it won also prizes at the Waterloo Historical Film Festival in Belgium (18-21 October 2018) (source:http://wahff.070.be/labo/). 

For more awards at BUSAN please go to: http://www.biff.kr/eng/addon/10000001/page.asp?page_num=297.

 

 

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Moonika Siimets (director of The Little Comrade) at the Award ceremony of the 23rd Busan International FF, Busan, Korea; Photo Courtesy of: Press photo and http://kinoveeb.delfi.ee

 

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