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Art Cinema to bring favorite films of famous directors, actors

2006/01/16 | 247 views |  | Permalink | Source

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What are the all-time favorite art movies of Park Chan-wook, director of "Old Boy" or of Moon So-ri, actress of "A Good Lawyer's Wife?" An art house theater in Seoul may give you a clue.

From Jan. 18 to Jan. 26, Seoul Art Cinema in Jongno, downtown Seoul, will hold a film festival "Friends of Cinematheque", comprising nine movies recommended by renowned local directors and actors.

The festival aims to bring more art movie fans to the theater and invite individual and company sponsors for the theater.

Park selected the 1964 U.S. crime thriller, "The Killers" directed by Don Siegel while Moon chose the 1977 American film, "Opening Night" by John Cassavetes, as their selections.

Along with Park and Moon, other participating directors include Kim Jee-woon of "A Bittersweet Life" who the recommended the Victor Erice's 1973 Spanish drama, "The Spirit of the Beehive" by, while Ryoo Seung-wan of "Crying Fist" chose Samuel Fuller's 1963 film, "Shock Corridor".

Actor Hwang Jeong-min of "You are My Sunshine" will also join the event with his choice of the 1979 American fantasy drama "All That Jazz" by Bob Fosse.

The venue is located near Jongno 3-ga Station on subway lines 1 and 3. For more information, call (02) 741-9782 or visit Open the link .

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