Asian Film Awards to Honor Korea’s Im Kwon-taek

SEOUL — The Asian Film Awards Academy is to honor Im Kwon-taek, South Korea’s most prolific film maker, with a lifetime achievement award.

The veteran director has been active since 1962 and has so far made 102 films, and in the process helped bring global attention to Korean cinema through works including Cannes-prize winner “Chihwaseon.”

Im’s latest film “Revivre,” a story about a man who is tormented between his dying wife and a beautiful young woman, premiered at last year’s Venice festival. It will screen at this month’s Hong Kong International Film Festival.

Relocated from Hong Kong to Macau since last year, the AFA ceremony will take place on Wednesday (March 25) next week.

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