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Innovative Korean Film "Host & Guest" Sweeps Seattle International Film Festival

2006/06/19 Source

According to LJ Film, the revolutionary new Korean film "Host & Guest" directed by Sin Dong-il won the jury award of the New Directors Showcase Award, at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 18, 2006. The award is the first prize at the New Directors Competition section, and it is given to a talented director who shows remarkable innovation and outstanding cinegraphic achievements.

"Host & Guest" is the debut film of Korean director, Sin Dong-il. He has been praised highly by movie critics and viewers, and has been considered as South Korean Woody Allen. The film, Host & Guest also received good reviews from movie critics in Seattle, and it was selected as one of the 17 must-see titles.

Mr. Spencer, an executive chairman at the film festival, said that "this film artistically presents the socio-political issues of South Korea very well, such as conscientious objector and minority human rights".

Moreover, many audiences said "two characters are full of life in the movie. It is impressive to see the special communication between two characters". In the movie, two characters, a cynical intellectual, Ho-joon, and stoic evangelist, Kye-sang, have become hosts in their own lives as they have communicated each other.

This film is the movie debut of popular soap-opera actor, Kang Ji-hwan, and it also received great reviews from the movie critics at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

"Host & Guest", 2005, Directed by Sin Dong-il

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