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Melbourne International Film Festival to invite Korean films in large numbers

2005/07/11 | 193 views | Permalink | Source

As the 54th Melbourne International Film Festival, scheduled to be held from July 20 through August 7 in Melbourne, Australia, pays attention to Asia region films especially in its 'Regional Focus Section', its non-competition section 'Regional Focus Section' invites a total of four Korean movies such as 'Bin Jip(3-Iron)', "The Big Swindle", and so forth in large numbers plus Korean movie director Yoichi Sai(Korean name: Choi Yang-il)'s 'Blood & Bones' and movie 'Cafe Lumiere' directed by Taiwan's Hsiao-hsien Hou.

This year marks the 54th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and it is the nation's longest-running, largest and most prestigious film festival. Over 18 days, the Festival screens a sensational selection of almost 400 films from over 50 countries.

The Festival programme will once again feature the work of extraordinary filmmakers in its popular International Panorama, Australian Showcase, Regional Focus and Documentaries series. The most highly regarded short film competitions in the Asia Pacific, MIFF's Short Film competition screens approximately 100 short films every year, competing for prize money totalling AUD$35,000.

In the Korean movie '3-Iron(Bin Jip), Tae-suk is homeless and lives like a phantom.

His daily routine involves temporarily staying in houses and apartments he knows to be vacant.

He never steals from nor damages his unknowing hosts' homes; rather, he is like a kind ghost, sleeping in other people's beds, eating a little food out of strangers' refrigerators and repaying their unintended hospitality by doing the laundry or making small repairs.

Sun-hwa was once a beautiful model, but she has become withered living under the shadow of her abusive husband, who keeps her imprisoned in their affluent, expensively decorated house. Tae-suk and Sun-hwa are bound by fate to cross paths though their invisible existences.

They meet when Tae-suk breaks into Sun-hwa's house and they instantly recognize the similarity of their souls. As if bound by unseen ties, they find themselves unable to separate and quietly accept their bizarre new destiny.

The Source : Koreacontent News Team

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