Alum's Film Wins Top Prize at Jerusalem Film Festival

Hong Sang-soo’s (MFA 1989) film On the Beach at Night Alone won the prestigious Wilf Family Foundation Award (worth $20,000) for best international film at the 34th Jerusalem Film Festival, reports Variety.

The jury called Sang-soo’s film “a mysterious magic, rooted in the heart of daily life” that he had crafted with “the simplest of cinematic tools.”

“Love, hatred, affection, rage, sexuality, loneliness and deep pain are reflected in the face and body of a young woman, the main character, one of the deepest descriptions of a human being we’ve seen in cinema in recent years,” said the jury.