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Two Korean directors win in Moscow Film Festival

All Headlines 10:31 July 01, 2016

MOSCOW, July 1 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean director received the top honor for documentary films at this year's Moscow International Film Festival that closed on Thursday.

"Mrs. B, A North Korean Woman" by director Yun Jero won the best documentary film award at the 38th edition of the festival.

The Korean-French film follows the tragic life of a North Korean woman who illegally leaves her country and is sold by smugglers to a Chinese farmer.

Another South Korean director, Kim Jong-kwan, received the FIRESCI international critics' prize for his film “The Worst Woman.”

The romantic drama depicts an actress who meets three different men on a late-summer day and changes her character each time she dates them, just like taking on a role in a play. Though she seems to pull off her performance smoothly, everything unravels towards the end.

The Moscow film festival is the largest of its kind in East Europe. This year's festival was held from June 23-30 with 12 feature films, eight documentary films and 14 short films up for competition.


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