Korean director Kim Ki-duk`s "Pieta", a film about the evils of a capitalist society, has picked up yet another major accolade, this time at the 9th Dubai International Film Festival.
Kim was awarded the Best Director Award in the middle eastern city by a jury led by his countryman, director Lee Chang-dong.
The top honor of the Best Film went to "Inside" from director Zeki Demirkubuz.
"Pieta" has been doing well at on the international festival circuit after it picked up a Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival in September this year.
Kim was not present to receive the award in person as he had to come back to Korea to attend an event at the Seoul Art Cinema in Jongro, Seoul.
The 9th Dubai International Film Festival screened 158 films over 8 days and is fast emerging as one of the region`s most important film events.