Grand Prize, Marrakech International Film Festival 2013
Hivos Tiger Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013
Citizen Reviewer’s Award, CGV Movie Collage Award, Busan International Film Festival 2013
Jury Prize, Critic’s Prize, Audience Award, Deauville Asian Film Festival 2014
Chun Woo-hee, Jung In-sun, Kim So-young
Freshly transferred to a new school, Han Gong-ju is rejected by all the adults around her, as if she had committed an unforgivable act. Is she guilty or a victim? The revelations will leave you speechless. HAN GONG-JU, the masterful debut from Lee Su-jin (recipient of the Cheval Noir Award for Best Film at Fantasia 2019 for IDOL), made such an impact on audiences at its Canadian premiere in 2014 that it won the Silver Audience Award for Best Asian Film, beating out several festival classics. Actress Chun Woo-hee's (THE WAILING, IDOL) staggering performance had a lot to do with it, but it's Lee's sensitive and hard-hitting script that slams the gut and forces reflection on issues that are as relevant today, if not more so. When a film giant of the calibre of Martin Scorsese praises a film without reservation and gives it the Grand Prix as President of the Jury in Marrakech, we know we are dealing with a must-see that will stay with us for a long time.
The legendary Koji Yakusho delivers one of his most moving performances in this repentant yakuza drama by Miwa Nishikawa.
A masterful film with a phenomenal actress, using the codes of the boxing drama to deliver a moving, powerful and hopeful work.
Kin Long Chan
Petty crook Kwan must decide where his loyalties and fortune lie. Drama, suspense, humour and action in the neon-soaked underbelly of Hong Kong.