You might remember us briefly covering the Berlin Film Festival a little while ago. The prestigious event was held earlier this month and featured a lot of South Korean cinema including new gangster film release ‘Gangnam 1970’. This year, a South Korean student’s short film, created as a graduation project, won the Golden Bear Best Short Film Award!
The 32-year-old student, Na Young Kil won the award for his piece entitled ‘Hosanna’, which is less than half an hour-long. The short film is a horror-fantasy that tells the story of a little boy who has supernatural powers – the ability to heal others and revive people from beyond the grave. Despite it’s brevity, the film explores major issues like morality and the meaning of life and death.
The short was also awarded at the Jeonju International Film Festival last year.
Eight South Korean films were screened at the Festival this year, and ‘Hosanna’ is a short film that will undoubtedly spark a lot of interest among East Asian cinema fans around the world.
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