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“My Man,” directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri, won the best film award at the 36th Moscow International Film Festival, making it the first Japanese movie to take the top prize in 15 years.

Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano who played the lead role, also picked up the best actor prize on Saturday, becoming the first Japanese to do so since Yoshi Kato in 1983.

The film, set in Hokkaido and Tokyo, depicts a love story between a girl who became an orphan after a natural disaster and her adoptive father. It is based on a novel by Kazuki Sakuraba.