Korean Independent Film Special screening event takes place on March in Tokyo, Japan.
According to 'Indiestory', an independent film distribution firm, Japanese film institution 'Image Forum' prepares a special screening event by inviting Korea's independent full-length, short-length movie, and animations from March. 5 through March 11, this year.
Invited films include 'Why Not Community', 'Illusion', Camellia Project
35mm short film Dust by director HONG Jae-hee has won a Special Jury Prize at the 2004 Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival in Brazil.
The 9-minute black-and-white film tells the story of a housewife who spends her life locked inside, slowly becoming covered with dust. The film is HONG's graduation work from the Korean National U...More
An English-subtitled version of "Repatriation", a Korean documentary about former North Korean spies and soldiers in the South, is being screened at Hypertheque Nada in Daehangno, Seoul, at 11 a.m. on weekends and holidays.
"Repatriation" ( "Songhwan" in Korean) documents the lives of North Korean spies who were captured and imprisoned in the South for 30 to 40 years. They were finally set free in the late 1990s when inter-Korean relations improved, and 63 former "unconverted" prisoners were repatriated to the North in 2000. The film focuses on the prisoners' experiences.
"Repatriation" opened in eight theaters March 19 and has so far done better than expected at the box office. The version with English subtitles is aimed at foreign viewers in Korea, said Indiestory Inc., the film's promoter.
Actress Moon So-ri
, director Park Chan-wook
and 145 other members of the local film industry will gather on Wednesday to officially announce their support for the Democratic Labor Party (DLP) in the upcoming elections.
The members will be supporting the party because it "represents sincere progress and understanding of the people", they stated through a news release yesterday. "There now needs to be a political ...More