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‘Coin Locker Girl’ grabs international award

  • Published : Jul 29, 2015 - 17:54
  • Updated : Jul 29, 2015 - 17:54

(CGV Art House)
Korean noir film “Coin Locker Girl,” directed by Han Jun-hee, bagged a prestigious award from Europe’s Giffoni International Film Festival, organizers announced Sunday.

The film was given the Gryphon Award for best film in the Generator +18 section.

Giffoni’s administrators commented, “The abandoned child Il-young’s transformation into maturity is remarkable to note. The advanced film techniques brought the dark plot to life and created scenes that were difficult to take eyes off from. Quick cuts made total immersion into the film possible.”

The annual film festival took place in Giffoni Valle Piana, southern Italy, from July 17-26.

“Coin Locker Girl” garnered 1.4 million domestic ticket sales in April when it came out, and was featured in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival as well.

The film also won the Jury’s Choice at the 2015 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival last week in Gyeonggi Province, while lead actress Kim Go-eun (Il-young) was specially mentioned in the Best Actress category.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)

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