As the year of 2014 slowly draws to a close, with only two months left to go, many entertainment sources are guessing the winners of the annual movie awards, which will be disclosed at the end of the year.
Three young male actors — Park Yoo-chun, Kim Woo-bin and Lim Si-wan — are the favorites for the “best new actor” category.
1. Park Yoo-chun
Actor Park Yoo-chun in the movie “Sea Fog” (NEW)
Park Yoo-chun recently made his screen debut in the film “Haemoo,” or Sea Fog.
Park portrayed the delicate emotions of his character and showed natural acting skills in the movie, gaining higher reputation as an actor.
The fellow actors and directors of the movie were often quoted complimenting his acting.
“Park totally threw himself into the movie, and everyone was able to notice how much effort he put into the movie,” senior actor Moon Sung-keun said during an interview with a local news outlet this month.
Before his his film debut, the singer-actor was often praised for his acting skills in television dramas such as “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” “Rooftop Prince” and “Missing You.”
Clip of Yuchun – from 0:14 to 0:19
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Tripping the Fest Fantastic
A look at the best films of the 2014 festival
By Tim Basham
While Fantastic Fest may be seen as a genre event, any festival would be hard-pressed to match this year’s FF films. It may be the best crop in their ten-year history. [...] Here were my favorites:
If there’s any justice, Haemoo will receive an Oscar nomination for best foreign film. It’s that good. But it’s also dark, may be too dark for the academy. When a struggling and desperate fishing boat captain agrees to smuggle some Chinese-Koreans on his trawler, a horrible disaster occurs. In the midst of the danger, however, director Shim Sung-Bo brings romance into tragedy. There are some seriously grand performances from the cast, and the cinematography is reminiscent of The Perfect Storm. With the help of producer/writer/director Joon-ho Bong (The Host) Sung-Bo has created a suspenseful gem that deserves to be seen.
1. Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world (fantasticfest.com)
2. Parts unrelated to Haemoo were omitted.