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‘Happy Old Year’ Wins Osaka Asian Film Festival

‘Happy Old Year’ Wins Osaka Asian Film Festival

Happy Old Year,” directed by Thailand’s Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, was named as the winner of the Grand Prix best picture award at the Osaka Asian Film Festival, which concluded its virus-impacted 15th edition at the weekend.

While many festivals around the world have been postponed or cancelled due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Oaff pressed on, albeit with restrictions.

“To fight against an invisible enemy, and to minimize the possibility of tragedy, we decided to cancel all filmmaker-in-person events so as to reduce the chance of possible coronavirus infection. Upon asking filmmakers’ understanding, we have decided to focus on our fundamental purpose: screening films which show the many other things which are happening around us,” the festival’s chairman , Kamikura Tsuneyuki said in his opening address. “Upon asking filmmakers’ understanding, we have decided to focus on our fundamental purpose: screening films which show the many other things which are happening around us.

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