Actor Byun Yo Han’s popularity continued from TV to movies.
At the 40th Seoul Independent Film Festival held at CGV Apgujeong, Seoul on December 5, Byun Yo Han received the Independent Movie Star Award through “Socialphobia,” in which he appeared as the main character.
The audience has shown much interest in “Socialphobia.” Throughout the film festival, all tickets were sold out immediately after sales opened.
“Thank you,” said Byun Yo Han after receiving his Independent Movie Star Award. “While participating in independent movies for such a long time, I learned how to always do my best and get back on my feet in the most difficult situations. I will take this award as a sign to continue acting with passion and diligence.”
Other than receiving the Audience Award at the Seoul Independent Film Festival, “Socialphobia” has received the NETPAC Award, which is given to the best movie of the year, and the Korean Directors Association Award at the 19th Busan International Film Festival.
In “Socialphobia” Ji Woong (Byun Yo Han) and Yong Min (Lee Joo Seung) are preparing for their police exams when they stumble upon “Lena,” a person who insulted a soldier on social media after he committed suicide, and decide to show their displeasure in person. Byun Yo Han portrays the ordinary person on the Internet while showing how he makes a gradual change psychologically. “Socialphobia” will be released in March 2015.
Byun Yo Han is currently starring as Han Seok Yul in the tvN Friday-Saturday drama “Misaeng.”