On June 27th, the Journals of Musan received the Best Film for the 47th Pesaro Film Festival. Also, the film was selected as the best film for the young critic’s award.
The film is directed by Park Jungbum and is about the story of Jeon Seung-chul, a North Korean defector forging a life in capitalist South Korea. He is placed in the outskirts of Seoul and eventually joins a church and meets Sook-Young who is a young choir singer that works nights at a karaoke bar. Seung-Chul finds comfort in a fellow outcast which is a stray dog that he looks after.
The film has received numerous awards nationally and worldwide. It ranges from the 2010 New Currents and International Critic Association Award at the Busan International Film Festival and Film Festivals in Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, the U.S., and Russia.
Source: Star News