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Date: 2017-01-11 09:33:11 By: Edgar Via: AP

South Korean cinema leads nominees at Asian Film Awards

South Korean cinema has fared well in the nominations for the Asian Film Awards.

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South Korean cinema has fared well in the nominations for the Asian Film Awards.

Director Park Chan Wook's erotic period drama, "The Handmaiden," received six nominations, including Moon So-ri for best supporting actress. Five nominations went to the zombie film, "Train to Busan," including Ma Dong-seok for best supporting actor.

Chinese director Feng Xiao Gang's social justice drama "I Am Not Madame Bovary" also received five nominations including best film, best director and best actress for Fan Bingbing.

The other nominees for best picture were South Korean supernatural thriller "The Wailing," Taiwanese crime comedy, "Godspeed," Japanese family drama "Harmonium" and South Korean action thriller "The Age of Shadows." Best-director nominees were Na Hong-jin for "The Wailing," Koji Fukada for "Harmonium," Derek Tsang for "Soul Mate," Feng Xiaogang for "I Am Not Madame Bovary" and Lav Diaz for "The Woman Who Left."

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South Korean cinema leads nominees at Asian Film Awards