Ryu Seong-hie won the Vulcain Prize For An Artist Technician, for the magnificent work he did as a set decorator on Park Chan-wook’s latest film, “The Handmaiden”.


The award rewards the work of a technician for his collaboration in the creation of a film from the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. It is awarded by a special jury, appointed by the Superior Technical Commission of Image and Sound (French: Commission Supérieure Technique de l’Image et du Son or CST). The actual trophy is awarded to the winner in Paris, during a special evening following the festival.

Ryu Seong-hie is one of the leading Korean in the field, having  collaborated with Park on “Oldboy” and “Thirst.” She has also won two Blue Dragon Awards for art direction, for her work in “The Front Line” and “Ode to my Father.”

My name is Panos Kotzathanasis and I am Greek. Being a fan of Asian cinema and especially of Chinese kung fu and Japanese samurai movies since I was a little kid, I cultivated that love during my adolescence, to extend to the whole of SE Asia. Starting from my own blog in Greek, I then moved on to write for some of the major publications in Greece, and in a number of websites dealing with (Asian) cinema, such as Taste of Cinema, Hancinema, EasternKicks, Chinese Policy Institute, and of course, Asian Movie Pulse. in which I still continue to contribute. In the beginning of 2017, I launched my own website, Asian Film Vault, which I merged in 2018 with Asian Movie Pulse, creating the most complete website about the Asian movie industry, as it deals with almost every country from East and South Asia, and definitely all genres. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.