South Korean chief Hong Sang-soo on Friday won best screenplay at the Berlin International Film Festival for his most recent film, “Introduction.”
At the declaration of the current year’s winners streamed online, the director’s 25th feature film was granted the Silver Bear prize for best screenplay at the 71st edition of the Berlin fest, which commenced Monday for its five-day run in an online edition because of the pandemic.
“More than telling a story, or advancing a narration with efficiency, this script fabricates those momentary intervals between one action and another, where, for an instant, a hidden truth of human life is suddenly revealed, bright and lucid,” a jury statement read.
The director has won the Berlinale’s Silver Bear prize for a very long time, following the best chief honor a year ago for the dramatization “The Woman Who Ran.” His 2017 show “On the Beach at Night Alone” brought Kim Min-hee the best entertainer grant.
“I heard the news about this prize and I was surprised and happy,” Hong said in his acceptance speech released through the festival’s YouTube account. “I would like to thank the jury for their appreciation of the film. I was happy to read the jury statement.”
Starring Shin Seok-ho and Park Miso, the new 66-minute film recounts an account of a youngster, named Young-ho, who goes to visit his dad, his girlfriend and his mom.
Director Hong composed the screenplay as well as filmed the film.
The top Golden Bear for best movie went to “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” directed by Radu Jude from Romania, while the Silver Bear grand jury prize was given to “Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy” by Ryusuke Hamaguchi from Japan.
Hungarian chief Denes Nagy of “Regular Light” won the Silver Bear for best chief.
The awarding ceremony and different events like public screenings will be held at the deferred in-person festival scheduled for June.
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