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18th Icheon Chunsa Film Festival

Saturday, September 18, was the day of the 18th Icheon Chunsa Film Festival, held in the city of Icheon in Kyeonggi Province. The overwhelming winner was the film Moss, a crime thriller from the director of Silmido starring Jung Jae-young, Park Hae-il, Yoo Jun-sang, and Yoo Sun. It picked up awards in seven categories, including Best Picture and Supporting Actor.

Moss released in theaters in July and is based on the “web toon” of the same name. It was a big performer this summer, logging 3.3 million attendances.

Other notable winners were the war movie Into the Fire, which was given a special jury prize, and Bestseller, which picked up a few awards as well.

WINNERS LIST

Best Picture (Daesang): Moss
Jury Prize (Film): Into the Fire
Jury Prize (Actor): Park Joong-hoon (My Gangster Boyfriend)
Chunsa Daesang: Lee Dae-geun
Special Award: Moon Hee

Best Actor: Sol Kyung-gu (No Mercy)
Best Actress: Uhm Jung-hwa (Bestseller)
Best Supporting Actor: Yoo Jun-sang (Moss), Go Chang-seok (Barefoot Dreams)
Best Supporting Actress: Yoon Yeo-jung (The Housemaid)
New Actor Award: Jo Jin-woong (Bestseller), Choi Jae-woong (Sword With No Name)
New Actress Award: Kang Ye-won (Harmony)

Directing Award: Kang Woo-seok (Moss)
New Director Award: Kang Dae-kyu (Harmony)
Screenplay Award: Yoon Jae-kyu (Secret)
Cinematography Award: Kim Sung-bok (Moss)
Lighting Award: Kang Dae-hee (Moss)
Music Award: Jo Young-wook (Moss)
Producer Award: Jung Tae-won (Into the Fire)
Art Direction Award: Yang Hong-sam, Jang Seok-jin (Bestseller)
Editing Award: Go In-pyo (Moss)
Visual Technology: (Sword With No Name)
Sound: Park Jong-geun, Park Jun-oh (Into the Fire)

 

As for the red carpet? Everyone looked pretty and presentable, which is nice on one hand, but makes it so much less fun to talk about (okay, mock) on the other. Nobody really stood out, and there was a lot of black. Safe and simple.

Uhm Jung-hwa (Bestseller) proves that one great accessory is all you need to jazz up the little black dress, though I wish she’d rocked funkier heels (and shortened the dress a few inches). She took home Best Actress for her horror-thriller movie Bestseller, in which she plays a famous author dogged by plagiarism scandals:

 
New dad Sol Kyung-gu (No Mercy), regarded as one of Korea’s best actors, won for Best Actor:

 
Cha Ye-ryun (Dr. Champ) came with Supporting Actor winner Yoo Jun-sang (Moss). I’ll bet her dress was pretty in person, but it sure blends in with her skin tone and makes it look like she’s wearing a plain ol’ robe. Love the makeup and styling, though.


 
After doing these posts for a while now, I think I’ve come to a basic conclusion: I don’t like long white gowns at awards shows. They just always look like bridal dresses to me, as New Actress winner Kang Ye-won‘s (Harmony) does here. Not that the dresses aren’t pretty — they usually are lovely — but they lack a certain dash of interest. Or maybe I just really don’t want to get married.

 
Kim Bum-soo and Go Eun-ah were hosts for the event, and let’s just say, what a difference a year makes. At last year’s festival, Go Eun-ah looked so sweet and fresh, and now she looks like she’s aged fifteen years and is out to prove something. When you’re talking about extreme cleavage, I sorta think you should pick a side, rather than slitting down to there and up to there, especially if “there” is unfortunately represented by a jeweled crotch that vaguely resembles the thing it’s hiding. Eep.


 
Kang Woo-seok (Moss) and Kang Dae-kyu (Harmony) both won directing awards, the latter as a new director.

 
I love how Choi Jung-won (Wish Upon a Star) looks, from the braided hair, make-up, simple accessories, flirty short dress, everything. She also looks a little awkward in many of the photos, which gives her the look of a startled deer. In a cute way, of course.

 
Go Chang-seok won for his movie Barefoot Dreams:

 
Jo Jin-woong won an acting award for Bestseller, although to me he’ll always be the big softie Brutus from Sons of Sol Pharmacy.

 
I’d always expected to see Park Shi-eun (Iron Empress) acting more; it seems like she’s just getting back into the swing of things after three to four years of non-activity. (I know her best as the Bitchy Noona character in Delightful Girl Chun-hyang, which was more than five years ago.)

 
Funny enough, Park Su-jin‘s character in My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho has been compared a lot to Park Shi-eun’s from Chun-hyang, and there are a number of similarities. (The Gumiho version is a lot easier to love to hate, imo, since she’s so ineffectual.)

 
Like I said, a lot of black at the event. By all accounts, Yoon Yeo-jung gave The Housemaid some of its funniest moments of black humor, and she picked up an award for the role:

 
I can’t tell if Song Ji-eun (Dr. Champ) is wearing one or two pieces. Unfortunate how the top fits so well and the bottom is so drab and shapeless.

 
Kim Jung-tae (Bad Guy) can’t go wrong in a classic tux:

 
I kind of hate everything about Ji Sung-won‘s (Harmony) dress, which is doing a lot of things at once: side slit, tulle underskirt, shiny material, train, sparkly bosoms. She arrived with director Jang Chul-soo of the upcoming thriller movie The Truth About Kim Bok-nam’s Murder.

 
Sohn Eun-seo (Queen Returns) looks young and cute and a little bit precious. Adorable dress.

 
Kim Soo-jung does more white. Da dum da daaaa… I’m humming the bridal march in my head as I write this.

 
Veteran actress Moon Hee won a special award, and no wonder: Her film resumé may not have anything since 1973, but there are more than 200 titles on it.

 
Lee Dae-geun is another longtime industry veteran with 103 films to his name, mostly from the ’70s and ’80s (his most recent credit is 2008’s My Mighty Princess starring Shin Mina). He picked up the Chunsa Daesang Award:

Via Star News

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hmm...you're right, no special dress which made me go OH WOW...neither do i know many fromthe list, but oh well congratz to all who won!

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I'm sat Into the Fire didn't do better. I thought it was a really great movie... for no particular reason. But... everyone looked pretty. Yay?

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I'm sad Into the Fire didn't do better. I thought it was a really great movie... for no particular reason. But... everyone looked pretty. Yay?

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dang it, double post. Sorry!

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for me wished Uhm Jung-hwa's dress to be actually longer and symmetric.. or without strap would be even better.

as for Kang Woo-seok" agghh.. they need to know revealing more than 2 areas is not sexy or classy at all.

i usually don't like to see short dresses in red carpet.. but Choi Jung-won's dress is <3

i actually like the fact that Song Ji-eun's dress is drap and s shapeless but hate the top.

and totally agree about the rest :D

thank u JB

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Kang woo-seok is a man .. did you mean Go Eun ah?

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other than looking at the dresses, I'm also marveling at the porcelains the actors are holding in their arms. They look so beautiful.

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hmm, i agree with you JB in stating that the "white" dresses are pretty - but in a wedding-ish way. i think if those same dresses were dyed in a bright colour (fuschia, emerald, royal blue, yellow, orange, turquoise), it would have made a world of difference!

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Can I just say that korean photographers are amazing? I don't remember if I mentioned this before... but every photo looks great. Not just in this post, but every single photo. Even when you see that it's a cloudy day, or it's dark inside, the photographs still comes out so good. clean, crisp, and the focus of the photos always looks great. There's always this ambient light going on? I have no idea... but they look so good. I wonder if there's some photoshop editing work? Obviously, I'm no expert hahaha!

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JB, the GENIUS FASHIONISTA Rachel Zoe would disagree with you: Nothing beats a "WHITE MOMENT" on the red carpet. She DIES.

Seriously tho, I know it's just the way the metal embellishments on Park Su-jin's dress are reflecting stuff around her, but in those pics she sorta looks like she is channeling a robot. Beep bop Whirrrr.

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Those have got to be the (physically) biggest movie awards I've ever seen!

Kim Jung-tae, I miss you insulting Tae Sung's hair. Hurry back to television.

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Oh yeah, and what is director Jang Chul-soo holding in those pictures? An incomplete boomerang? A giant letter L? A Korean backscratcher? What?

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I need to learn how to seperate my hate for a character and the actor. Heheheh Its a horrible habbit. Im so sorry park Su Jin for sneering at you, its just automatic now, so...its hard to hold it in. I'll reserve it only for when I see you in MGIAG--or any other hateful characters you decide to play. But otherwise...we're ok. Heheh

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Ohmahgaah! Cha Ye-ryun!! You beauty! I am so absolutely girlcrushin' on you right now! Like really, it's not even funny.
Sure she looks a tad much emo pale, but she looks so utterly, butterly beautiful.

Kim Jung-tae is so awesome, he needs bigger roles. Stat!

Yoon Yeo-jung, I've loved since like Hotelier ago. (Which I only watched and finished last month, but still.)

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The trophy is a vase? LOL
How interesting.

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Hey that dress Choi Jung-won is wearing was worn by Lee Young Ah too. The dress is from the H&M Brand. Lee Young Ah worn the same dress to the opening of the H&M store which opened last week or something like that.

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I think I like Choi Jung-won and Sohn Eun-seo the best, but all the dresses were so...neutral.

And why is the award a HUGE vase? I'm sure it's a nice honor for those receiving them, but where are you supposed to put those things?

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Uhm Jung-hwa looks different to me

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i think it's the eye make-up. i couldn't recognise her either.

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Hmmm, they get vase & plates as awards? Interesting.

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As much I love K movies and the actors that play them. I sometimes wonder if they're are afraid of color? I always see basic black and pastel colors when it comes to read carpet events in over there.

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Ack! Edit edit. *They're afraid.
*when it comes to red carpet events over there.

I totally blame hypoglycemia for the typos. Sorry!

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Lol, what an award is that? A stone?

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i'm so glad for uhm jung hwa
bestseller was such a good movie because of her

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Wow, the vase/award is pretty IMHO.

Bestseller was such a piece of crap movie but I guess the two actors who won did do pretty well in their performances.

Nice to see Yoon Yeo-jung win even if I haven't seen The Housemaid yet. She is always great in everything!

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Uhm Jung HWa is well known a talented actress and she is deserved to win the best actress! Cheers!

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