‘Spiritwalker‘ was officially listed in the Genre Masters category of the NYAFF (New York Asian Film Festival) and won the Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema.
Dedicated to the display of Asian Film Culture, NYAFF features contemporary premieres and classic titles from Eastern Asia and Southeast Asia. This year’s event runs from August 6th to 22nd.
Genre Masters introduces innovative work that tweaks and twists conventions in various genres. And of all the invited films, Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema goes to the work that showed the best action sequences. Established in 2013, the prize commemorates the death of Daniel A. Craft, a founding member and director of NYAFF.
Notably, Spiritwalker, starring Yoon Kye Sang, is the second Korean film to win the award following the 2017 film The Villainess. Samuel Jamier, the executive director of NYAFF, shared, “Spiritwalker shows a perfect blend of action and drama. The action blends well into the story and shows its own unique grammar within the genre. It is truly extraordinary and innovative.”
He continued, “In particular, the film includes only the best scenes expected from contemporary action movies, from Jason Bourne-style intense fighting scenes to bloody gun action with breathtaking car chasing. The excitement of Spiritwalker, which shows the perfect balance of all of these, is both intense and eye-opening.”
Spiritwalker is a fantasy action film about a man who loses his memory and subsequently wakes up in a new body every twelve hours. Previously, the work was invited to the Panorama Fantàstic section of the 53rd Sitges Film Festival.
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