The movie ‘The Broker’ won the Arri Award at the 39th Munich International Film Festival.
On the afternoon of the 2nd (local time), the Munich International Film Festival announced that “‘The Broker‘, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, has won the Arri Award.
The Arri Award goes to one of the 10 films that won the CinemaStars competition as the main prize at the Munich Film Festival. As a result, “Broker” was selected as the best international film of the year.
Regarding the reason for the award, the Munich Film Festival said, “The line ‘Thank you for being born’ is a sentence that touches the audience. If every character, no matter how trivial, is ultimately multi-layered and lovable, then that is cinematic art.”
“It’s a film full of nostalgia, determination, and detours. The detours we must sometimes follow in life to find ourselves and each other,” said the jury. “We were able to discover a part of us through the movie.”
‘Broker’ (distributed by CJ ENM, production studio) is a movie depicting the unexpected and special journey of those who have a relationship over a baby box. Having an unwanted pregnancy, So-young (IU) decides to find new parents for her son Woo-sung. She joins brokers Sang-hyeon (Song Kang-ho) and Dong-su (Kang Dong-won) to carry out a mission to find a family for the baby. Following them, detective Su-jin (Bae Doo-na) and her junior detective Lee (Lee Joo-young) used all means to catch the transaction and put them all in prison.
“Broker” by director Hirokazu Koreeda, who competed for Cinemasters at this year’s Munich Film Festival, had the honor of winning against nine films, including “The Eight Mountains” (directed by Felix Van Groningen), “Benediction” (directed by Terence Davis) and “Godland” (directed by Hollinour Palmaison).
Director Hirokazu Koreeda won the Ecumenical Award at the Cannes Film Festival for the second time after ‘Becoming a Father Like That’ in 2013. The Ecumenical Award is given to films that stand out for their artistic achievements that deeply reflect on human existence.
Meanwhile, the Munich International Film Festival is held in Munich, Germany, at the end of June every year