Asian Film Awards: ‘Shoplifters’ Named Best Film, Lee Chang-dong Wins Best Director

Asian Film Awards: ‘Shoplifters’ Named Best Film, Lee Chang-dong Wins Best Director
Shadow, by China’s fifth generation heavyweight Zhang Yimou, topped the list of victors at the 13th Asian Film Awards (Afa) with four wins, all in the technical categories.

The awards were otherwise rather evenly distributed with no clean sweep.

The visually stunning martial arts epic Shadow won best cinematography, costume design, production design and sound.

Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Cannes winner Shoplifters took home the best film award. South Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award this year, was named best director with Burning.

The best actor award went to Japanese thespian Koji Yakusho for The Blood of Wolves; he ...
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