Indie Film Wonder Boy Yang Ik-june Wins 2 More Awards

Yang Ik-june Yang Ik-june

Yang Ik-june, the 34-year-old star of Korean independent movie circles, has won two international film awards. On Saturday, Yang won best actor for his starring role in "Breathless," the film he also directed, at the International Film Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Kim Kko-bbi, who stars in "Breathless," also won best actress. And at the 11th Deauville Asian Film Festival, "Breathless" won the Jury Prize as well as the International Critics Prize.

Yang is a rising star on the international movie scene, winning numerous international awards with his debut film, including the VPRO Tiger Awards at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in February, and being invited to 17 international film festivals.

"Breathless" is released in Korea on Apr. 16.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 17, 2009 11:27 KST