Korean Actor Gang Dong-won Receives Star Asia Award at NYAFF 2017

From a courageous protagonist in ‘The Priests’ to a mysterious adult in ‘Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned,’ Korean actor Gang Dong-won has recently become one of Asia’s most anticipated actors. His diverse roles and flawless acting has gained much attention from both domestic and international fans – such that he was nominated for the Star Asia Award this year’s NYAFF.

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Gang Dong-won was grateful and excited to receive the Star Asia Award at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival on July 13th, 2017. Dressed formally in a handsome black suit and bow-tie, he made a special appearance at the screening of ‘Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned.’

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When he was asked to come up to the stage and receive the award, the festival’s director asked him about how he felt receiving the award.

Gang Dong-won: The film has an unfamiliar genre that is not produced in Korea a lot so it’s a film that changed my mind and I’m very happy to be here in New York with this film.

Gang Dong Won has played many unique roles such as a Taoist Wizard, Gifted Priest, and even a psychic with supernatural powers, but does he prefer these types of roles and themes?

Gang Dong Won: I prefer to throw those themes away in an extreme situation. Well, now I changed a bit, I was really into those themes when I was in my twenties. And I could also play many characters with those kinds of themes in my twenties. But my preference changed when I got to my thirties and forties.

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The actor also commented on what he would be filming now and in the future.

Gang Dong-won: Now I am filming, ‘1987’, it’s based on a real story in Korea and then after that, I will be working a new film, ‘Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade’ based on a Japanese animation, probably from August.

We look forward to his new works and wish him success!

(Credit: NYAFF)


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