‘Drive My Car’, ‘A Hero’ lead Asia Pacific Screen Awards nominations

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Los Angeles:

Both movies are nominated for the very best film, greatest directing, greatest screenplay and greatest efficiency by an actor. 

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The greatest film class is rounded out by nominations for India-France co-production “A Night of Knowing Nothing”, directed by India’s Payal Kapadia; “The Pencil” from Russia’s Natalya Nazarova; and “There is No Evil”, an Iran-Czech-Germany co-production directed by Mohammad Rasoulof that gained the Golden Bear in Berlin. 

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Organisers stated that nominations had gone to 38 movies from 25 Asia Pacific nations and areas. Films from Japan and Iran every collected seven nominations. 

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After 14 years, a consultant from Vietnam (cinematographer Nguyen Vinh Phuc nominated for his work in Le Bao’s “Taste,” aka “Vi”) collected the nation’s first APSA nomination. 

The APSA nominations represented an entire shut-out for each mainland China and Taiwan. 

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That is in stark distinction to the Asian Film Awards, introduced earlier this week in Busan, wherein three Chinese movies gained 4 awards, together with the very best director prize, which went to Zhang Yimou. 

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The APSA nominations are additionally at odds with these for the Golden Horse Film Awards introduced final week, wherein Hong Kong’s ‘Drifting’ and Taiwan’s ‘The Falls’ every picked up almost a dozen nods. 

Given the influence of Covid-19 on the area, the eligibility of movies in competitors this yr was prolonged again to the top of 2019. This “(elevated) the sector and calibre of competitors considerably,” APSA organisers stated. 

The greatest youth function film award provides nominations to 3 rising ladies administrators with their debut or second options: Korea’s Yoon Dan-bi for ‘Moving On’, Afghan director Granaz Moussavi for aWhen Pomegranates Howl’ and Saudi Arabia’s Shahad Ameen’s ‘Scales’. 

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The APSA winners can be determined by a yet-to-be-announced jury. The prizes can be offered on November 11 at a ceremony at Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

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