MUMBAI: A Chinese film Tangshan dadizheng
(Aftershock) about a family's struggle to
deal with a devastating earthquake came
out tops among 31 films that participated
from 15 countries at the fourth annual 2010
Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
highest-grossing domestic film of all time
in China, Tangshan dadizheng received
six nominations including one for the best
second most nominated film with four nominations
was Shi (Poetry) by South Korean
director Lee Chang-dong that his brother,
Lee Joon-dong produced. The film, which
took the best screenplay award at Cannes
this year, deals with the story of a grandmother
searching for meaning as she confronts the
aftermath of a child's death.
out the five films nominated for best feature
were, Mengjia (Monga), a gangster
movie from Taiwan, a Turkish film Bal
(Honey), the third film in director
Semih Kaplanoglu's Yusuf trilogy and Paju
from South Korea.
the Asia Pacific Screen Awards grow in stature
and recognition across our vast region,
we are delighted to have in the competition
some of the most high profile films and
filmmakers of contemporary cinema,"
said APSA Chairman Des Power in a statement.