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MYSTERIOUS WAYS

THE 7TH ASIAN FILM AWARDS, HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE; Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre; MARCH 18.

MYSTERIOUS WAYS

The Asian Film Awards, the region's equivalent to the Oscars, were held on March 18 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The 18 awards celebrate outstanding achievements in Asian cinema and consolidate Hong Kong's position as its hub. The Chinese film Mystery, a drama set in Wuhan, took the Best Film award, while Japanese director Takeshi Kitano won Best Director for his yakuza thriller Outrage Beyond. Filipino actor Eddie Garcia and actress Nora Aunor received the Best Actor and Best Actress prizes for their performances in Bwakaw and Thy Womb respectively.