park chan-wook's thirst wins cannes jury prize

Over the weekend, at the closing of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, the internationally acclaimed South Korean director Park Chan-Wook nabbed the Jury Prize (the festival's third place award) for his latest work, the dark vampire thriller Thirst: 'Thirst' Wins Jury Prize.

The tale centers on a priest who is infected by a virus and becomes a vampire. The film shared the award with British director Andrew Arnold's teen drama Fish Tank. Park previously won the festival's Grand Prix in 2004 with the revenge thriller Old Boy.

True to form, Hollywood is already talking about the inevitable English-language remake rights: H'wood has 'Thirst' for films by Park. Several of Park's films are already being developed for big studio remakes, including Oldboy, Lady Vengeance and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. In the meantime, I can't wait to get a look at Thirst. In Korean.

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