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Korean films set for Stockholm festival

2011/10/28 | 400 views | Permalink | Source

The 22nd Stockholm International Film Festival has announced its line-up to include a slew of films from the Republic of Korea including Hong Sang-soo's "The Day He Arrives", which previously screened in Cannes.

In the Asian Images section along with "The Day He Arrives", the festival has selected up-and-coming director Jeon Kyu-hwan's "Dance Town", about North Korean escapees, Kim Ki-duk's self-portrait documentary "ARIRANG - Movie", and Na Hong-jin's brutal thriller "The Yellow Sea".

The festival's Twilight Zone will feature the popular indie film "Invasion of Alien Bikini" directed by Oh Young-doo  and "Bloody Fight in Iron Rock Valley", an action-packed film with comedy and violence, directed by JI Hajean.

The Sthlm XXII Short Film Competition features South Korean films such as "Finis Operis", directed by MOON Byoung-gon and "Ghost" by Dahci Ma.

The 22nd Stockholm International Film Festival will be held Nov. 9 – 22. The festival will present over 170 premieres from 44 countries. This year's opening film will be "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy", directed by Tomas Alfredson while the centerpiece gala film will be Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights" and the closing film will be "The Skin I Live in", directed by Pedro Almodovar.

In past years, the Stockholm International Film Festival has also screened many other Korean works such as the omnibus queer film "All About My Father", directed by Lee Sang-woo-IV, KIM Hun and HWANG Hee-kyung; JK Youn's tsunami blockbuster "Haeundae" starring Ha Ji-won and Sol Kyung-gu, and Kim Ki-duk's notorious film "The Isle".

by KOFIC Staff

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