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Lee Su-Jin's Han Gong-Ju takes top prize at Marrakech Film Festival

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Dec 09, 2013 | 10:59am EST

South Korean director Lee Su-Jin was awarded the Marrakech Film Festival's top prize this weekend (07-08Dec13) as Han Gong-Ju was named the event's best movie. The psychological drama was selected as the recipient of the Golden Star honour by a jury headed by Martin Scorsese, and featuring Sharon Stone, Marion Cotillard, Juliette Binoche, and directors Terry Gilliam, Nicolas Winding Refn and Abel Ferrera. Other honourees at Saturday's (07Dec13) Moroccan ceremony, included revenge story Blue Ruin by Jeremy Saulnier, who shared the Jury Prize with Cuban Carlos Machado Quintela for The Swimming Pool. Andrea Pallaores claimed Best Director for family drama Medeas, while the Best Actor title was also a tie between Didier Michon and Slimane Dazi for Fevers by Hicham Ayouch. Swedish star Alicia Vikander walked away with the Best Actress prize for Hotell.

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