Magazine article Screen International

New York Asian Film Festival Unveils 2019 Screen International Rising Star Asia Recipients (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

New York Asian Film Festival Unveils 2019 Screen International Rising Star Asia Recipients (Exclusive)

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Nana Komatsu, Ryu Jun-yeol to receive honours.

Japan’s Nana Komatsu and Ryu Jun-yeol from South Korea will receive this year Screen International Rising Star Asia Award at the 18th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which runs from June 28-July 14.

Komatsu will receive her honour before the festival’s opening night screening of Bernard Rose’s action epic Samurai Marathon on June 28, and Ryu will receive his award on July 6.

Komatsu is in demand not only as an actor but is known as an influencer and fashion icon. She made her feature debut five years ago as Koji Yakusho’s wild daughter in Tetsuya Nakashima’s The World Of Kanako and won the Japan Academy Prize for Rookie of the Year. Martin Scorsese cast her in a small role in Silence, and hercredits include Bakuman, Prophecy, Destruction Babies, Drowning Love, and It Comes. …

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