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Jean Gentil

The South Korean film “Anyang, Paradise City”won the grand prize in the Korean feature films competition category at the 12th Jeonju International Film Festival.  Directed by Park Chan-kyong, the film portrays the past and present of the South Korean city of Anyang by integrating elements of documentary and feature film.

Park is a younger brother of director Park Chan-wook, an award-winning director who captured the grand prix honors at Cannes in 2004 with “Oldboy.” The brothers shared the Golden Bear Award for Best Short Film at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, as co-directors of “Night Fishing.”

“Jean Gentil” by Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman took the top international prize and “Double Clutch” by Ahn Guk-jin won the South Korean short film competition. ‘Jean Gentil’ follows an unemployed Haitian professor looking for work in Santo Domingo who falls upon hard times as he loses his apartment and struggles with his faith.

The 12th Jeonju International Film Festival ran April 28 – May 6, 2011 in the South Korean city of Jeonju, under the theme of “Freedom, Independence and Communication” and featured 190 films from 38 countries.

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[ via koreaherald ]

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