November 30, 2018 10:17
Director Hong Sang-soo's film "Hotel by the River" won three awards at this year's Gijon International Film Festival.
The annual festival, which is in its 56th year, was launched in the Spanish port city of Gijon in 1963. It wrapped up its nine-day run last week.
"Hotel by the River," Hong's 23rd film, was invited to the competition section. It won Best Film, Best Actor for Ki Joo-bong, and Best Screenplay. Ki also won the Best Actor award for his performance in the film at the Locarno Film Festival in August.
Previously, Hong won Best Film in Gijon in 2013 for "Right Now, Wrong Then," and Kim Min-hee won Best Actress there in 2017 for "On the Beach at Night Alone."
"Hotel By the River" is scheduled to hit theaters here next year.
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