Magazine article Screen International

Feng Xiaogang’s 'Youth' Heads Winners at Asian Brilliant Stars

Magazine article Screen International

Feng Xiaogang’s 'Youth' Heads Winners at Asian Brilliant Stars

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Period drama wins Special Jury, Screenwriter and New Talent prizes.

‘Youth’

Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s Youth was the big winner at the 2nd Asian Brilliant Stars Awards in Berlin, scooping the Special Jury Award and two other prizes.

The hit period drama, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last year, was also awarded best screenwriter for Yan Geling’s script, and the Asian New Talent award, which went to actress Zhong Chuxi.

Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz was awarded best director for Foxtrot, which won the Grand Jury Prize in Venice last year.

Best actress went to Thailand’s Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying for her role in Bad Genius, a hit drama about an exam cheating scam, while Taiwan’s Chang Chen won best actor for Chinese martial arts drama Brotherhood Of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield. …

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