Lee Han's "A Melody to Remember" scooped the audience award at the 18th edition of the Far East Film Festival, which unspooled April 22-30 in Udine, Italy.
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It is the first time in its 17 year history that the specialist festival has welcomed East Asia's most consistent movie star.
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