Busan awards top prizes to ‘Rom’, ‘Haifa Street’, ‘Moving On’

Published on Oct 12, 2019

Vietnamese drama ‘Rom’ shared the top New Currents award with Iraqi drama ‘Haifa Street’

The 24th Busan International Film Festival (Biff) wraps today (October 12) with the top New Currents Award shared between Tran Thanh Huy’s Vietnamese coming-of-age drama Rom and Mohanad Hayal’s Iraq-Qatar co-production Haifa Street.

The New Currents jury for first and second features, headed by Mike Figgis, praised Rom for its “amazing energy, and this combined with excellent performances and some spectacular camera work to make a standout film. The use of real, live locations impressed the jury greatly and the ending was very satisfying.”

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