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Iranian, South Korean films dominate 51st Asia-Pacific Film Festival awards

Iranian, South Korean films dominate 51st Asia-Pacific Film Festival awards

The Iranian film "The Unwanted Woman" bagged best director and best film at the 51st Asia-Pacific Film Festival awards, while South Korean actors Son Ye-jin and Lee Jae-eung won the top acting prizes.
In results announced in Taipei late Friday, Iranian director Tahmineh Milani clinched top honors with a complicated story about a wife who helps a murderer escape while escorting a young widow on a journey home.
Son won for her performance in "April Snow," about a man and a woman who have an affair after their spouses get into a traffic accident. Lee was honored for his portrayal in "Bravo, My Life," which portrays the growing pains of a youngster.
Best supporting actor went to Byun Hee-bong for "The Host," a thriller about a family's fight against a mutant monster. Taiwan's Lu Yi-jing won best supporting actress for "Blue Cha Cha," about a woman recovering from two romances.
South Korean film makers had a big night, winning a total of six awards, also including best sound effects and best editing for "The Host" and best short for "Atomic Punch, My Darling."
The lifetime achievement award went to Run Run Shaw, who founded the famous Shaw Brothers movie company in 1958 with his siblings. The studio churned out more than 900 Chinese films over the next 30 years.
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