Tuesday, May 26, 2009

'Thirst' Wins Jury Prize at Cannes

The latest Park Chan-wook film "Thirst" won the Jury Prize in the 62th Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. The Jury Prize was split between "Thirst" and "Fish Tank" by the British director Andrea Arnold.

Park Chan-wook (center), flanked by stars Song Kang-ho (left) and Kim Ok-bin, talks about his latest film "Thirst" at a press conference in the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2009. /AP-Newsis

Park, who won the Grand Prix (second place) in 2004 with "Old Boy," now has won two awards from the Cannes Festival. The Palme d'Or (first place) went to "The White Ribbon" by Austrian Michael Haneke. "A Prophet" directed by the French director Jacques Audiard won the Grand Prix.

Park Chan-wook poses after receiving the Jury Prize for his movie "Thirst", during the photocall of the closing ceremony of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on Sunday in Cannes, southern France. /AFP-Yonhap

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