Issac wins Rising Star award at Busan International Film Festival

Issac, a Vietnamese actor has won a prestigious award at the 2016 Busan International Film Festival.

(VNF) - Issac, a Vietnamese actor has won a prestigious award at the 2016 Busan International Film Festival.

The award is co-organized by the festival’s organizers and Marie Claire magazine to recognize movie talent in Asia. It has six categories, including Female Asia Star and Male Asia Star.

Issac wins Rising Star award at Busan International Film Festival

Issac received the Rising Star Award at the 2016 Busan International Film Festival. (Source: baomoi.com)

Issac is known for his main role in the movie “Tam Cam: Chuyen Chua Ke” (Tam Cam: The Untold Story), a fantasy film based on a popular Vietnamese fairy tale and directed by Ngo Thanh Van.

“I’m honoured to be at the Busan International Film Festival at the invitation of the festival’s organizer and Marie Claire magazine. It was a real surprise to me when I was named to receive the Rising Star award,” Issac wrote on his Facebook page after receiving the award.

The Actor of The Year and Actress of The Year honors went to Korean actor Lee Byung-hun and actress Han Hyo-joo respectively.

Before being known as an actor, Issac, whose real name is Pham Luu Tuan Tai, was the leader of 365 band, one of the most popular boy bands in Vietnam. But the band broke up last July.

The 28-year-old played the main role in director Le Bao Trung’s comedy Gia Su Nu Quai (Tutor and Naughty Girl) in 2012.

Issac wins Rising Star award at Busan International Film Festival

Vietnamese actor Isaac (R) and South Korean actor Lee Byung Hun at the Asia Star Awards ceremony. (Photo from Issac Facebook)

Tam Cam: The Untold Story and “Thanh Pho Cua Nhung Tam Guong: Mot Tieu Su Hu Cau” (The City of Mirrors: A Fictional Biography) by Truong Minh Quy were included in A Window on Asian Cinema, one of ten main sections of the festival.

A Window on Asia Cinema is dedicated to new cinematic works by Asian film producers, which will be shown along with other excellent films of the year to represent new cinematic trends of the continent.

Held yearly in Busan, the Republic of Korea since 1996, the Busan International Film Festival is one of the most important cinematic events in Asia. This year’s festival takes place on October 6th-15th, screening films from 69 countries.

During the past years, Vietnam has sent numerous films to the festival, especially the A Window on Asian Cinema category, such as Nguyen Vo Nghiem Minh’s ‘2030,’ Phan Dang Di’s ‘Bi, Don't Be Afraid’ and ‘Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories,’ Nguyen Phan Quang Binh’s ‘Quyen,’ and Nguyen Hoang Diep’s ‘Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere.’

( Compiled by VNF )

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