A Korean film is at the pinnacle of the film world. South Korea's Kim Ki-Duk's Pieta was awarded the Leone d'Oro, one of the world's most prestigious awards in the film world.
In 2004, Director Kim Ki-Duk received Best Director awards at two different festivals, for two different films. At the Berlin International Film Festival, he was awarded for Samaritan Girl, and at the Venice Film Festival he won for 3-Iron. And in 2011, At the Cannes International Film Festival, he received Un Certain Regard prize for Arirang. He is the first Korean director to receive awards from world's three major film festivals, Venice, Cannes, and Berlin.
Pieta is a film that depicts the mysterious relationship between a brtual man who works for loan sharks and a middle-aged woman who claims that she is his mother.
Korean wave is spreading from K-Pop to the international film scene. It almost feels like modern art culture shifted to Korea, a small Asian country.