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Topic - Kim Ki-Duk
A South Korean director who won the Golden Lion award for best movie at this year's Venice Film Festival says he hopes the prize will encourage theater owners who have previously shunned his works to screen them more often.
A South Korean director who won this year's Golden Lion award for best movie at the Venice Film Festival expressed hope Tuesday that it will encourage theater owners who have shunned his works at home to screen more independent movies like his.
South Korean director Kim Ki-duk's drama "Pieta," the brutal story of a debt collector who cripples those who can't pay until he meets a woman who claims to be his mother, won the Golden Lion for best film at the 69th Venice Film Festival on Saturday.
Kim said "Pieta" is about an "extreme form of capitalism" but also touches on revenge, family and forgiveness.
"This prize was very important," Kim Ki-duk told his first news conference after returning to South Korea. "I thought movie theater officials and theater owners will open their doors a little bit wider if I took this prize."