Korea's second-largest film event, the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) is also Asia's top genre film fest. This year running July 12th to the 21st, the fantasy fueled fest will screen 215 films, opening with Korean director Hwang Kyoo-deok's supernatural romance "For Eternal Hearts" and closing with hit Indonesian thriller, Kala by Joko Anwar.
Each year PiFan also unearths treasures from the Korean vault, with this year's focus presenting several works by a master of social satire, director LEE Bong-Rae. The program will present LEE's most celebrated comedy "A Petty Middle Manager" (1961) along with three other works, "A New Wife" (1962), "A Salary Man" (1962) and "The Door of the Body" (1965). The director is best known for his family comedies which feature witty dialogue and a critical stance towards bureaucracy and corrupt agents of power.
The festival will also include workshops by top Asian artists in special-effects make-up and private industry screenings of 19 genre films for Korean buyers and distributors.
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