Huo Jianqui's romantic drama Nuan was awarded the Grand Prix at the 16th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Jury President Gong Li announced the winner, follow-up to Huo's acclaimed Postmen In The Mountains, at the closing ceremony in Tokyo on November 9, together with fellow jurors Irwin Kershner, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Takashige Ichise and Vincent Lecoeur. The award came with a cash prize of $80,000.
The Special Jury Prize, worth $20,000, went to Bakhtiyar Khudoinazarov's The Suit, a coming-of-age film set in a Black Sea resort town. The film also picked up the award for Best Artistic Contribution.
The Best Actress prize was shared between Shinobu Terajima,. for her work in Ryuichi Hiroki's Vibrator, and Khristy Jean Hulslander, for Chris Valentien and Santa Smokes.
The Best Actor prize was awarded to Japanese actor Teruyuki Kagawa for Nuan and the Best Director award went to Chris Valentien and Till Terror (a.k.a. Schauder) for Santa Smokes.