Osaka Asian Festival: ‘Pig Lady’ Wins Top Prize

Osaka Asian Festival: 'Pig Lady' Wins
Courtesy of Osaka Asian Film Festival

Korean director Jang Moon-il’s “My Sister, the Pig Lady” was awarded the Grand Prix at the 11th Osaka Asian Film Festival’s closing ceremony in Osaka on Sunday.

Released in Korea last September, the film about a woman raising pigs while trying to attract one of her village’s few eligible bachelors was praised by jury president Yee Chih-yen for “successfully balancing the commercial and the artistic fields of filmmaking.”

The most promising talent award went to Uisenma Borchu, the director, scriptwriter and actress of the German/Mongolian production “Don’t Look At Me That Way.” The Japan Cuts Award was given to Keihiro Kanyama for his short “Somewhere In My Memory.”

The festival, which unspooled March 4-13, featured sections on South East Asian, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Japanese indie films, in addition to its competition.

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