Jul 15, 2015 | 16:15 PM EDT

'The Royal Tailor' Receives The Audience Choice Award At The New York Asian Film Festival

BY Adrienne Stanley

On July 15, organizers of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) announced the selection of "The Royal Tailor" for the 2015 Audience Choice Award.  "The Royal Tailor" was a strong winner with 94 percent of positive votes from NYAFF attendees. 

The 2014 period film presented stunning insight into royal fashion with sumptuous scenes of hanbok and textiles. 

Lee Won Suk, the director of "The Royal Tailor," was present during the festival for a colorful question and answer session. KDramaStars had the opportunity to sit down with the charismatic auteur. During the exclusive interview, he positively discussed his work with stars Park Shin Hye and Yoo Yeon Seok. 

While "The Royal Tailor" claimed the honor, the Korean social commentary film, "Cart" closely followed. "Cart," the Korean film "My Love, Don't Cross that River" and the Cambodian movie, "The Last Reel," closely followed.

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"Cart" director Boo Ji Young was also present for the festival, along with Myung Films founder and producer, Shim Jae Myung.

During their interview with KDramaStars the talented female filmmakers discussed their thoughts on appearing behind-the-camera and the rise of EXO's D.O., as a talented acting idol. 

The New York Asian Film Festival concluded on July 11 with the Korean film, "Coin Locker Girl," a film which recently stunned critics during the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival. 

In its 14th year, The New York Asian Film Festival provides one of the strongest lineups of Asian movies in the United States. 


About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramastars. She is also a contributing writer for KpopStarz, MTV Iggy, Viki and CJ Entertainment's KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing, she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).

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