February 24, 2021

‘Parasite’ wins big, Chinese films shine at 14th Asian Film Awards


Zhou Dongyu (R) and Jackson Yee were named Best Actress and Best Newcomer, respectively, at the 14th Asian Film Awards ceremony for their major roles in school bully drama “Better Days.” /CFP

Zhou Dongyu (R) and Jackson Yee were named Best Actress and Best Newcomer, respectively, at the 14th Asian Film Awards ceremony for their major roles in school bully drama “Better Days.” /CFP

Oscar Best Picture winner “Parasite” was the biggest winner at the 14th Asian Film Awards in Busan, South Korea on Wednesday, taking home four trophies, while a lineup of Chinese filmmakers stood out during the online ceremony.

Produced by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite” won Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Production Design out of 10 nominations.

Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai beat Bong Joon-ho to take home Best Director for family drama “So Long, My Son.”

Also from China, Zhou Dongyu and Jackson Yee were named Best Actress and Best Newcomer, respectively, for their major roles in school bully drama “Better Days,” while Dong Jinsong received the Best Cinematography award for his contribution to neo-noir crime thriller “The Wild Goose Lake.”

Lee Byung-hun from South Korea bagged the Best Actor award for his performance in “The Man Standing Next.”

Launched in 2007, the annual ceremony recognizes the best film achievements in Asia, according to a global jury panel and voting members. This year’s ceremony, which was planned to be hosted in Busan was switched online due to the coronavirus pandemic.



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