I am a bit wary to just post a press releases almost all on its lonesome, but when it's from the folks at the New York Asian Film Festival, well... that's an exception I'll gladly make! So without further ado, here are the Audience Award winners for NYAFF 2012 -- see you all next year!
The New York Asian Film Festival 2012 is over, and Subway Cinema scientists
have been working around the clock to tabulate the results of the Audience
Award. Finally, they¹re ready to announce the winner. We¹ve taken all kinds
of factors into consideration with these numbers, and they¹re as accurate as
they can possibly be.
Winner of the New York Asian Film Festival 2012 Audience Award
Takashi Miike¹s insanely faithful big screen adaptation of the enormously
popular Nintendo DS game about battling lawyers packed both screenings and
worked the crowds into a frenzy. To be honest, none of us were surprised
that it took the top spot. What took the next four slots, however, came as a
total shock to us.
The runner-up for the Audience Award was:
A SIMPLE LIFE
Ann Hui¹s beautiful, quiet drama about the end of a housekeeper¹s life has
been winning awards around the world, but we were not expecting it to do so
well here. Let¹s be honest, some people think that the NYAFF audience would
rather see mutant crab-girls explode than an elderly woman check into a
nursing home, but I guess this shows those people that our audience has good
taste coming out its ears!
Rounding out the top five (in order):
ALL ABOUT MY WIFE
THE LOST BLADESMAN
WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW: SEEDIQ BALE
And that¹ll do it for us this year. Attendance was up! People had more fun
than ever before (or they were too polite to say otherwise)! And it looks
like we¹re going to be doing it again next year, so start pressing your
party pants and we¹ll see you next summer! (If not before? Stay tuned for
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