The Pusan International Film Festival(PIFF) has newly appointed programmers for its major sections and restructured management for the Asian Film Market. CHO Young Jung, formerly in charge of programming World Cinema will be selecting the Asian line-up this year in an effort to strengthen the program.
JEON Chan-il, a film critic, has been appointed programmer of the World Cinema - Flash Forward section. Regular programmers LEE Sang-young for Korean Cinema, HONG Hyo-sook for the Wide Angle, RHEE Soue-won for French and Italian cinema and PAK Do-sin ...More
14th Pusan Int'l Film Festival to Run Oct. 8-16, 2009
PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival) newly appointed its programmers for programming and restructured management for Asian Film Market.
14th Pusan International Film Festival appointed new programmer. CHO Young Jung who used to be in charge of programming world cinema last year will be selecting Asian films for the programming. Also JEON Chan Il, a film critic is appointed to be a programmer of world cinema focusing on the section, Flash Forward.
The change is to strengthen programming for films from Asian region with the executive programmer KIM Ji Seok who has been a programmer for Asian cinema over last ...More
Acclaimed director Hong Sang-soo
will return to the Berlin International Film Festival with his eighth film "Night and Day"
, which screens in the festival's competition section. This will be the first time that a film by HONG competes at Berlin, after his previous works "Woman is the Future of Man
" (2004) and "Tale of Cinema
" (2005) competed at Cannes.
The film, recipient of 2005 KOFIC Production Support for Art Films, which was 90% shot in Paris, stars Kim Yeong-ho
as an artist who runs off to France and leaves behind his wife played by Hwang Soo-jeong
Director Hong Sang-soo
's film "Night and Day"
starring actress Hwang Soo-jeong
will compete in the 58th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb. 7-17).
The film, Hong's eighth, is the only Korean film invited to the competitive section. It will have its world premiere during the festival.
With 90% of the film shot in Paris, the story is about the delightfully eccentric journey of a state appointed painter who suddenly escapes to Paris from Seoul. Actor Kim Young-ho plays the main lead, actress More
Top Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon
has chosen her next project amidst a flood of offers following her win earlier this year at the Cannes film festival. Acclaimed at home for taking on many diverse and challenging roles, she recently catapulted into the international spotlight with her Cannes Best Actress win for her powerful performance as a traumatized mother in Lee Chang-dong
's "Secret Sunshine
JEON will take the lead role in Meotjin Haroo ("A Fine Day" - "My Dear Enemy
"), the fourth feature from talented director Lee Yoon-ki
. LEE made his impressive debut at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2004, winning the New Currents award for "...More