LISBON — Kim Jee-Woonn’s haunting and poetic horror movie “Changhwa, Hongryon” (Tale of Two Sisters) won the grand prize for fantasy cinema at the 24th Oporto Film Festival in Portugal.
Korean pic also nabbed honors for director and actress (Im Soo-Jung) on Saturday.
Spain’s psychological thriller “Killing Words,” from Laura Mana, won the jury prize, and nods for actor (Dario Grandinetti) and screenplay (Fernando de Felipe and Jordi Galceran).
Portugal’s groundbreaking zombie film, “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” by Miguel Angel Vivas, won short film.
In the Directors Week section, Denmark’s black comedy “The Green Butchers,” by Anders Thomas Jensen, won film, director and actor (Mads Mikkelsen) while Emilio Martinez’s Spanish romantic comedy “El outro lado de la cama” won jury prize and screenplay (David Serrano).
Despite the high number of North American films in competition, the only U.S. winners were “House of 1000 Corpses” from Rob Zombie (special effects) and “See Grace Fly” from Pete McCormack (audience award).
The nine-day fest, also known as Fantasporto, attracted 112,500 spectators.