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Published : 2014-02-16 17:06
Updated : 2014-02-16 17:06

Works by two South Korean directors won awards for best Asian pieces at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, the directors' representatives in Seoul said Sunday.

"A Dream of Iron" by Park Kyung-kun and "Non-fiction Diary" by Jung Yoon-suk were the co-winners of the festival's NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) prize, they said.  The award aims at discovering new talents.

"Non-Fiction Diary" is an expose documentary on Korea's social issues of the 1990s. It was also recognized at the 2013 Busan International Film Festival with the Mecenat Award.

"A Dream of Iron," also a documentary, traces Korea's industrialization using steel as its main motif. Park's previous works include "Cheonggyecheon Medley," another documentary on Korea's modern history, which was invited to the Berlin festival in 2011. (Yonhap News)

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