by KOFIC staff
Myung Films and Lotte Entertainment have announced that their theatrical animation ""Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild
"" has been invited to the 44th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia's Sitges Kids section.
Based on a best-selling children's novel, Leafie is a dramatic animation directed by Oh Seong-yoon
with the voice talents of award-winning actors Moon So-ri
Myung Film Makes Challenge for Animated Films
"Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild"
Directed by Oh Seong-yoon
By BAI K Seung Chan
Leafie is a hen, laying eggs every day. But it has never got the chance to care for the eggs it laid. Little by little Leafie starts to long for the yard seen through the doors of chicken farm building and soon dreams of going out into the yard to care for the eggs there. Since the dreaming begins, Leafie does not lay anymore eggs, and the farm couple throws Leafie away into a pit. The little hen begins its new life under a vicious watch from a weasel. Leafie tries to return to the yard, only to be illtreated and pushed away. Then it finds an egg in the woods, which it decides to care for while a duck friend stays around to protect Leafie...More
The Korean Film Council in joint with the Busan International Film Festival, Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism opened a "Korean Film Night" on May 16 at 9pm during the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
The three-hour event was much more vibrant than previous years, with a total 540 guests including directors, actors, programmers of major international film festivals and film distributors, including director Bong Joon-ho, the president of Camera d'Or jury and director Lee Chang-dong, the co-president of Critic's Week jury at Cannes this year...More
'Except for 'Pororo the Little Penguin', there have been few successful animated films from Korea'. -Park Bo-kyung
"Green Days: Dinosaur and I" hits local theaters in June after competing at the 2011 Annecy International Animated Film Festival earlier that month. Provided by Seoul Animation Center
There were once just two options for animated feature film buffs in Korea: films from U.S. studios like Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks or movies from Japanese studios such as Studio Ghibli. That's because in recent years, few animated Korean films have made it to the box office - the last ones to hit the big screen were "My Beautiful Girl, Mari" in 2001 and "Oseam" in 2002...More