The Host star Song Kang-ho bagged the FIPRESCI Best Actor award for his work in Secret Sunshine (밀얀 = Milyang) at the 19th annual Palm Springs International Film awards recently.
The festival, which was held in California from Jan 1 to 14, announced the winners on Sunday (Jan 13). Song did not attend the ceremony due to other work commitments.
The FIPRESCI (Fédération de la Press Cinématographique Internationale) award winners were determined by a special jury of international critics.
Other South Korean movies that participated in the festival were Breath (2007), Dasepo Naughty Girls (2006) and No Regret (2006).
Secret Sunshine, which also stars Jeon Do-yeon, revolves around a woman coping with tragedy in her life as she tries to reinvent it. Jeon has bagged a whopping 7 trophies for her portrayal of the protagonist! Meanwhile, Song plays a stalker/guardian character in the flick. Man, K-popped! really wants a copy of the movie.
Song can next be seen in the Korean spaghetti Western, The Good, the Bad and the Weird. The flick also stars Jung Woo-sung and Lee Byung-hun.
More on 밀양 and it’s award-winning leads:
What’s up with the Good, the Bad and the Weird?
Jeon Do-yeon bags 7 awards in 2007
Milyang shines at 6th South Korea Film Awards
Jeon Do-yeon’s an influential woman
Source & screencaptures: Palm Springs International Film Society