Korean Film Wins Award for Best Picture at Asian Film Fest in U.S.

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    November 07, 2017 10:27

    "A Taxi Driver," which drew over 10 million viewers in Korea this year, won an award given to the best film at the annual Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday.

    The festival began in 2015 to raise awareness and interest in Asian films ahead of the Golden Globe Awards and the Oscars. This year's festival, which wrapped up last week, offered screenings of some 37 films from 22 countries.

    "A Taxi Driver" won the award after competing against some 16 films. The film tells the story of a taxi driver who takes a German journalist to Gwangju during the democratic uprising in May 1980, unaware of the impending danger.

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