Korean movie poster "Paju" [Myung Films]
Eight Korean films have been invited to the 39th annual International Rotterdam Film Festival, according to the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) committee on Friday.
Film "Moscow" directed by Hwang Cheol-min and "Mother - 2009" by director Bong Joon-ho were chosen for the Spectrum section of the festival which highlights movies that contribute to the international film culture.
Several other films including "Cafe Noir" by Jung Sung-il, "Eighteen" by Jang Kun-jae, "Living Death" by Lee Yong-joo-I, "Elbowroom" by Ham Kyoung-rock and "Running Turtle" by Lee Yeon-woo were chosen to be featured under the Bright Future category that spotlights new directors.
Director Park Chan-ok's second movie "Paju" will open the film fest considered one of the biggest film festivals in Europe, alongside Cannes, Venice and Berlin, and nicknamed the "Sundance of Europe". The film focuses on the forbidden love between Korean actor Lee Seon-gyoon and actress Seo Woo.
The International Rotterdam Film Festival, known for recognizing independent experimental movies on an international level, will be held from January 27 to February 7.
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