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Korean filmfest kicks off in L.A.

2006/09/28 | 294 views | Permalink | Source

The Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival kicks off its one-week run Friday at the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theater in West Hollywood, featuring an array of contemporary Korean and Korean-American films.

The third annual festival starts with an opening night presentation of director Kim Seong-soo's action drama "Running Wild", starring Kwon Sang-woo and Yu Ji-tae ("Old Boy"). Kim also makes a special appearance for a post-screening question-and-answer session with Korean film buffs.

The filmfest, the largest event dedicated to Korean and Korean-American cinema in North America, features several high-profile Korean movies, including Park Chan-wook's "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" and Lee Yoon-ki's award-winning film "This Charming Girl".

In addition, Lee Hyun-seung's time-travel romance "Il Mare", staring popular Korean Wave actress Jun Ji-hyun ("My Sassy Girl") and Lee Jung-jae ("Typhoon"), will be screened to celebrate the first Korean film to be remade by Hollywood ("The Lake House").

For further information, visit the festival's website at Open the link

By Yang Sung-jin

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