PiFan sends Space Brothers into orbit
By Stephen Cremin
Mon, 30 July 2012, 11:35 AM (HKT)
MORI Yoshitaka 森義隆's Space Brothers 宇宙兄弟 won the Puchon Choice award at the 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) 부천국제판타스틱영화제 in South Korea this weekend.
Two other films shared the awards in the feature category. Irish horror Citadel won best director (Ciarán Foy) and best actor (Aneurin Barnard); US road movie King Kelly won best actress (Louisa Krause) and the Jury's Choice Award.
The best short film went to a local production, JEON Byeong-deok 전병덕's black comedy The Fantastic Duo 환상의 콤비, in which a man's life spins out of control when he is blackmailed after he kills a woman in a drunken car accident.
The European Fantastic Film Federation Asian Award went to Frant GWO 郭帆 and LI Yang 李陽's Lee's Adventure 李獻計歷險記 (2011), an ambitious mix of live action and animation starring Jaycee CHAN 房祖名 as a man with "time disorder".
According to organisers, approximately half of the 280 screenings sold out during this year's edition, with the total audience climbing to 55,000 admissions.
Ambitious but failed attempt at a live-action version of a cult animated short.
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