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'Uncle' named best film at Asian Film Awards

'Uncle' named best film at Asian Film Awards

The Thai film "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" has been named best picture at Hong Kong's Asian Film Awards, a year after triumphing at the Cannes Film Festival.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's mystical drama follows a dying man who explores the idea of reincarnation in his final days.
In other awards announced late Monday, South Korea's Lee Chang-dong won best director and best screenplay for "Poetry," about an elderly woman who discovers a passion for writing poems.
Another South Korean Ha Jung-woo won best actor for his role as a desperate man who becomes a contract killer to pay off his debts in "The Yellow Sea." China's Xu Fan was best actress for playing a grieving mother in the earthquake epic "Aftershock."