‘Key of Life’ wins Hawaii Film Festival feature award

Documentary 'Where Heaven Meets Hell' also honored

Japanese identity-swap comedy “Key of Life,” from helmer Kenji Uchida, won the Halekulani Golden Orchid prize for best narrative feature at the Hawaii Film Festival on Tuesday.

Prizes handed out at the Hawaii governor’s historic Washington House residence included a gong for U.S.-Indonesia documentary “Where Heaven Meets Hell,” a look at the hardscrabble lives of sulfur miners in Kawah Ijen in East Java by helmer Sasha Friedlander. Netpac award for Asian cinema went to Filipino entry “Apparition,” a 1971-set drama about nuns in a remote convent directed by Vincent Sandoval.

Fest continues through Sunday. Audience vote winners will be announced on Oct. 24.

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