Korean Film Takes Top Prize at Indie Film Fest in Poland

/Courtesy of Jinjin Pictures /Courtesy of Jinjin Pictures

The film "The Journals of Musan" by Korean director Park Jung-bum won the grand prize at the Off Plus Camera Festival in Krak√≥w, Poland on Saturday, according to film distributor Jinjin Pictures.

Now in its fourth year, the annual festival specializes in experimental and independent films. "The Journals of Musan" was the only Asian film among 12 in the competition.

The Korean film has picked up several prizes, including the Jury Prize at the 13th Deauville Asian Film Festival, New Currents award at Pusan International Film Festival, Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Grand Prize at the Marrakech International Film Festival. It was released in Korea last Thursday.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 18, 2011 09:13 KST