Asian Film Awards: ‘Decision to Leave’ And ‘Drive My Car’ Lead Nominations

Park Chan-wook’s stylish crime drama decision to leave leads this year’s nominations asian film awards With a whopping 10 nods including Best Director and Best Film.

The film’s impressive nominations include Best Screenplay and Acting nominations for Park Hee-il and Tang Wei, as well as recognition for cinematography, editing, music and production design.

decision to leave A detective (Park Hae-il) investigates a man’s death in the mountains when he meets the dead man’s mysterious wife, who is a suspect in the case, and a tangled affair begins. The film opened at Cannes where Park won the Best Director award. Korea has also submitted the film as its entry for the International Feature Oscar race.

Japanese filmmaker Hamaguchi Ryusuke’s drive my car mark with eight nominations. The Epic Road movie also debuted at Cannes, but in 2021. Elsewhere, Hirokazu Koreida earns a Best Direction nomination for his latest picture Brokerand Saeem Sadiq is nominated in the Best New Director category for Pakistani joyland,

This year, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou will head the Asian Film Awards jury. Zhang, a two-time Golden Lion winner at Venice, was succeeded in the role by Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong. Yimou’s jury will include seven other members from around the world to decide the winners in each category.

A total of 30 films produced in 22 regions received 81 nominations in 16 categories for this year’s award show, which returns to Hong Kong after two consecutive years in Busan, Korea. The event will take place on March 12 at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Auditorium in the Hong Kong Palace Museum.

Here is the full list of nominations:

best movie
decision to leave
drive my car
Poet
Ponniyin Selvan: Part I
when the waves go

best director
kore-eda hirokazu
park chan-wook
hamaguchi ryusuke
Darzan Omirbayev
davy chow

best Actor
Park Hae-il
Nishijima Hidetoshi
suzuki ryohi
zhang yi
mohsin tanbandeh
Tony Leung Chiu Wai

best Actress
Sylvia Chang
karina lam
Salma Mubarak
tang wei
Baisho Chico

Best Supporting Actor
okada masaki
miyazawa hiyo
im c-wan
oh kwang-rok
Hui Koon Man

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