2 Aug - It was revealed that director Lee Sang-woo's film, "Barbie" became the first Korean film to win "Best Film" award at the Giffoni International Film Festival.
Koreaboo reported that "Barbie" was awarded the Gyphon Award in the "GENERATOR + 18" section of the festival, beating out the second place movie titled "Horses of God".
Starring Lee Chon-hee and Kim Sae-ron, the movie is based on a true story of illegal orphan trafficking happening through international adoptions.
Director Lee Sang-woo stated, "Barbie is not about the deep sadness and lingering of the adoption reality in Korea but about the right way of life and human dignity."
Held for 11 days since 14 July, the Giffoni International Film Festival is known to be the largest international teenage film festivals, attracting around 100,000 people every year to Giffoni, Italy.