Citizen Critics' Award

The 27th Busan International Film FestivalCitizen Critics' Award

Citizen critics from the Busan Cinematheque choose the best film from those screened in Korean Cinema Today - Vision section. The winner is awarded KRW 10,000,000 (approx. USD 7,400) for supporting the director’s next production. This cash prize is sponsored by Johnnie Walker.

Birth

YOO Ji-young Korea

Jury Comment
The film puts the experience of women’s pregnancy to the fore and throws a question to the traditional patriarchal myths. Through the 2 hours and 30 minutes of ‘experiencing together’, the film allows the audience to think about not only the issue of biological sex but also socially constructed prejudices of the body. We chose the film as an award-winning film because it presented us with a vivid cinematic experience.