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South Korean Movie 'The Age of Shadows' Submitted to Oscars

by Karen Lydelle Linaja / Sep 03, 2016 09:17 AM EDT
South Korean Movie “The Age of Shadows” Submitted to Oscars

South Korean movie entitled "The Age of Shadows" will be submitted to the next year's Academy Awards or simply known as Oscars.

According to the Korea Film Council (KFC), the movie "The Age of Shadows" will be submitted for consideration in the foreign language film section of the 89th Academy Awards. The yearly event will be held in Los Angeles in February 2017.

Oscars or also known as Academy Awards is a yearly ceremony conducted in the US. It is hosted by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is considered as one of the most prestigious ceremony in recognizing the US film industry and as well as other film entries all over the world.

The Age of Shadows is an upcoming American-Korean drama film directed by Kim Jee-woon and written by Lee Jin-sook. It is set during the 1920s in Korea, telling a story about the Heroic Corps, an anti-Japanese independence organization that fought back against the Japanese occupation of Korea. The cast features Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, and Han Ji-min.

Song, globally known for "Snowpiercer" and "The Host" plays Korean investigator Lee Jeong-chul who works for the local Japanese police. Gong, whose recent zombie film "Train to Busan" hit the jackpot at home, plays Korean resistance group member, Kim Woo-jin.

"The film scored high in multiple evaluation factors, such as aesthetic achievement, recognition of the director and cast, as well as global distribution and marketing potential," the KFC said in a press release.

The KFC makes the annual final selection of the film to be submitted to the Academy Awards.

"This year, the film council has received many works of outstanding producing skills and high individualized style, leading to fierce debate among the KFC judges," the council said.

The film "The Age of Shadows" was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. And the movie screening in local theaters is on September 7.

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