The Press Release:
The New York Asian Film Festival 2012 is over, and Subway Cinema scientists have been working around the clock to tabulate the results of the Audience Award. Finally, they¹re ready to announce the winner. We¹ve taken all kinds of factors into consideration with these numbers, and they¹re as accurate as they can possibly be.
Winner of the New York Asian Film Festival 2012 Audience Award:
Takashi Miike¹s insanely faithful big screen adaptation of the enormously popular Nintendo DS game about battling lawyers packed both screenings and worked the crowds into a frenzy. To be honest, none of us were surprised that it took the top spot. What took the next four slots, however, came as a total shock to us.
The runner-up for the Audience Award was:
A SIMPLE LIFE
Ann Hui¹s beautiful, quiet drama about the end of a housekeeper¹s life has been winning awards around the world, but we were not expecting it to do so well here. Let¹s be honest, some people think that the NYAFF audience would rather see mutant crab-girls explode than an elderly woman check into a nursing home, but I guess this shows those people that our audience has good taste coming out its ears!
Rounding out the top five (in order):
ALL ABOUT MY WIFE
THE LOST BLADESMAN
WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW: SEEDIQ BALE
And that¹ll do it for us this year. Attendance was up! People had more fun than ever before (or they were too polite to say otherwise)! And it looks like we¹re going to be doing it again next year, so start pressing your party pants and we¹ll see you next summer! (If not before? Stay tuned for excitement.)