Asia Pacific prizes also awarded to Hany Abu-Assad
for The Idol, Alexey German Jr for Under Electric Clouds and cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing
for The Assassin
.Scroll down for full list of winnersCemetery of Splendour
, by Thai auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul
, has won best feature film at the 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Apsa) in Australia.
The Thai-language drama, which debuted at Cannes, centres on a middle-aged woman who experiences strange visions while tending a soldier with sleeping sickness.
The awards, announced at a ceremony at Brisbane’s City Hall, saw films honoured from Thailand, Russia, Turkey, China, Japan, Palestine, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia.
The Apsa Unesco Award for outstanding contribution to the promotion and preservation of cultural diversity through film was awarded to Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad
for The Idol, which debuted at Toronto.
Speaking from the set of his latest production, the director said of the award: “Thank you dear jury for this great