South Korea’s film press has voted English-language “Snowpiercer” as the best Korean film of 2013.

The annual Film of the Year Awards are organized by the Korean Film Reporters Association and were unveiled Wednesday at the Korea Press Center in Seoul.

Snowpiercer was the English-language directing debut of established Korean helmer Bong Joon-ho, who was also named director of the year. The film stars Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris and Tilda Swinton alongside Korean favourite Song Kang-ho and Ko Ah-sung.

Released in August, the film sold 9.34 million tickets and became a mega hit that belied its language and art-house roots.

Know more about the film:

The movie is an adaptation of the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige.

In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

We still don’t know release dates for UK or USA, but you can look for your country here.


And some photos: