Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son won best film and best director at the 56th Asia Pacific Film Festival (APFF), which wrapped in Macau on Sunday night (Dec 15).
India’s The Lunchbox, written and directed by Ritesh Batra, continued its awards run by scooping three prizes – best screenplay, best supporting actor for Nawazuddin Siddiqui and an outstanding achievement award for Irrfan Khan.
Zhang Ziyi won best actress for The Grandmaster, while best actor went to Lee Kang-sheng for Stray Dogs, which also won best sound (Tu Duu-chih, Kuo Li-chi). The Grandmaster also picked up best cinematography (Philippe Le Sourd).
Best supporting actress went to Yeo Yann Yann for Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo. Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer picked up best art director for the work of Ondrej Nekvasil.
Indonesia’s What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love picked up best music for the work of Zeke Khaseli and Yudhi Arfani, while Australia’s Ruin took best editing (Simon Price, Sally Blenheim, Luca Cappelli).