“Drive My Car” wins Best Film at Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Deadline

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by Ryusuke Hamaguchi Drive my car triumphed this eve at 14 Press the Asia Pacific screen. The film got Best Picture, which Japanese director Hamaguchi shared with producer Teruhisa Yamamoto, and Best Screenplay, which the director shared with Oe Takamasa. Scroll down for the full list of the night’s winners.

Other winners included Asghar Farhadi, who he won the Best Director award for A heroand Hogir Hirori Sabaya, which win the best documentary feature film.

Two Grand Jury Prizes were awarded this year, one to Abdullah Mohammad Saad, director of Rehanaand Leah Purcell for Drover’s wife The legend of Molly Johnson.

Best Performance by an Actor was awarded to Georgian actor Merab Ninidze for Alexey German Jr’s House arrest, while the best performance of an actress went to Azmeri Haque Badhon for Rehana. Nguyễn Vinh Phúc won success in cinematography for button.

This was Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s second APSA script later Aperitif in 2016. “I am deeply honored that our film was selected not only for Best Screenplay, but also for Best Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards,” said the director.

“I would like to thank Mr. Haruki Murakami for his original work. Our film is based on your novel Drive my car. We made many changes to the original and Mr. Murakami allowed us to write freely. We deeply appreciate Mr. Murakami’s decision to share his story with us. Also, I would like to thank Mr. Takamasa Oe, our co-writer, for his advice and support. Without his presence and input, the script would never have been completed, “he added.

The five-member international jury was made up of: President, French / Vietnamese director Trần Anh Hùng, Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir, Sydney Film Festival director Nashen Moodley (Australia), Indian photographer, screenwriter and director Sooni Taraporevala and president of Heaven Pictures and Director of the China Film Foundation – Wu Tianming Film Fund for Young Talents, Janet Wu (People’s Republic of China).

Asia Pacific Screen Academy President Tracey Vieira commented, “The Asia Pacific Screen Academy remains firmly committed to supporting and celebrating the film industries of Asia Pacific, and I congratulate all the winners of the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards. and I recognize the many amazing candidates whose work we have honored here tonight. “

Full list of winners:

BEST FILM

Drive my car
Japan
Directed by Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI
Produced by Teruhisa YAMAMOTO

GRAND JURY PRIZE

Abdullah Mohammad SAAD for Rehana (Rehana Maryam Noor)
Bangladesh, Qatar, Singapore

Leah PURCELL for Drover’s wife The legend of Molly Johnson
Australia

BEST YOUTH FILM

To move on (Nam-mae-wui Yeo-reum-bam)
Republic of Korea
Directed by YOON Dan-bi
Produced by YOON Dan-bi, KIM Gi-hyeon

BEST ANIMATED FILM

The Nose or The Conspiracy of the Rebels (Nos ili zagovor netakikh)
Russian Federation
Directed by Andrey KHRZHANOVSKY
Produced by Andrey KHRZHANOVSKY

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Sabaya
Sweden
Directed by Hogir HIRORI
Produced by Antonio RUSSO SNACK, Hogir HIRORI

RESULT IN THE DIRECTION

Asghar FARHADI for A hero (Ghahreman)
Islamic Republic of Iran, France

BEST SCRIPT

Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI, OE Takamasa for Drive my car
Japan

RESULT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

NGUYỄN Vinh Phúc for button (V.)
Vietnam, Singapore, France, Thailand, Germany

BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTRESS

Azmeri HAQUE BADHON for Rehana (Rehana Maryam Noor)
Bangladesh, Qatar, Singapore

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Merab NINIDZE for house arrest (Delo)
Russian Federation

CULTURAL DIVERSITY AWARD UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF UNESCO

Children of the sun (Gaadi)
Sri Lanka
Directed by Prasanna VITHANAGE
Produced by Sandya SALGADO, Alan MCALEX, Ajay RAI, HD PREMASIRI, Prasanna VITHANAGE

The UNESCO-sponsored Cultural Diversity Award is awarded to a film that creatively uses its medium to best exemplify the multiple ways in which a society’s cultural heritage and artistic expressions are presented.

YOUNG CINEMA AWARD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NETPAC AND GFS

LÊ Bảo for button (V.)
Vietnam, Singapore, France, Thailand, Germany

The Young Cinema Award in partnership with NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) and Griffith Film School (GFS) recognizes Asia Pacific’s abundant emerging talent.

FIAPF AWARD

Sergey Selyanov

Determined by the FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations for the outstanding achievements in cinema in the Asia Pacific region.

Recipients of the MPA APSA ACADEMY FILM FUND

Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Producer) for 9 temples to heaven
Thailand

Gutierrez MANGANSAKAN II (writer, director) for The enchanter of Tamontaca
Philippines

Rakhshan BANI-ETEMAD (writer, director, producer) for Red fog downhill
Islamic Republic of Iran

Goddess KULUMBEGASHVILI (writer, director) for History
Georgia

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