Actor Ahn Sung Ki became the first Korean actor to win the Best Actor Award at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.
Ahn Sung Ki became the first Korean to win the Best Actor Award at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival held in April for his film Paper Flower. In addition, Paper Flower won the Platinum Remi Awards, which is equivalent to the best foreign-language feature film award.
The movie Paper Flower is about a funeral director Sung Gil (Ahn Sung Gi), who lives strong taking care of his son Ji Hyuk (Kim Hye Sung), who was paralyzed in an accident, once again dreams of hope.
With the aftermath of COVID-9, 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival was held online, and Ahn Sung Ki did not attend the awards ceremony. Nevertheless, as it is the only ceremony held in the US, the awards that Paper Flower received are even more meaningful.
The WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival said that “Sung-Ki Ahn gave a top-notch performance. Sung-Ki Ahn was able to provide a very nuanced yet profound ability to portray his character’s deepest feelings with great clarity, empathy, and dignity.”
Paper Flower, which was also the opening film of the 45th Seoul Independent Film Festival and the 15th Jeju Film Festival, is preparing to be released in the future.
Ahn Sung-ki blew us away with his performance in "Paper Flower." He's earned a Remi award for Best Actor for WorldFest 53! pic.twitter.com/vmAvXDPziy
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