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More accolades for Apichatpong

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Thai film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul is one of four winners of this year's Fukuoka Prize for outstanding achievement in academia, arts and culture in Asia. 

Mr Apichatpong, 42, was chosen for his work as a groundbreaking filmmaker.

"His innovative method of 'visual narration' - set in a dense forest, stories based on local folktales and legends are mixed with personal memories, episodes from previous lives, and also with comments on current issues - has won international acclaim," said the award citation.

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