Second-generation Korean-Japanese director Yonghi Yang has been awarded the Best screenplay award for her film "Our Homeland" at the 64th Yomiuri Prize for Literature on February 1st.
Director Yang said, “The continuous win is overwhelming. The story has been on my mind for more than 10 years, and it was reborn as a 100-minute film, thanks to the passion of production staff and actors.”
"Our Homeland" is an autobiographical film about the director herself and her brother who visits Japan from North Korea after being away for 25 yeas. The film stars Sakura Ando of "Ain`t No Tomorrow," Arata of "Air Doll" and Korean director Yang Ik-jun of "Breathless" plays a North Korean agent.
The film won the International Confederation of Art Cinemas Award at 2012 Berlin International Film Festival and was screened at 16 different international film festivals in 15 countries. "Our Homeland" is set to be released in Korea on March 7.