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Takeshi Kitano Wins Best Director for "Outrage Beyond" at Asian Film Awards

Takeshi Kitano Wins Best Director for

Makiko Watanabe took the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in "Capturing Dad." (supplemental image from AFA)

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Takeshi Kitano won the Best Director award at the 7th Asian Film Awards for his film "Outrage Beyond." The ceremony, one of the world's big four film awards, was held on March 18 in Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, Makiko Watanabe took the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in "Capturing Dad," a film directed by Ryota Nakano now playing in theaters. Makiko also received the award for her performance in the film last December at the 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival, a testament to her brilliant achievement and recognition outside her home country of Japan.

The Asian Film Awards, also known as the "Academy Awards of Asia," is an event that has been held every March for the past seven years as part of the Hong Kong International Film Festival. This year was another gathering of Asia's massive film talent where 30 films from 9 countries were nominated in 14 categories.

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