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Six Korean Film Fests to Open O'seas

2005/09/01 | 311 views | Permalink | Source

The fifth New York Korean Film Festival will show 15 films between Friday and September 11th under the theme "Truth AND Dare".

In Washington, the South Korean Embassy and the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art will jointly show 13 Korean films from September 9th through October 20th at the gallery and the American Film Institute.

Korean Film Festival DC 2005 will feature the martial arts comedy "Arahan", the horror flick "A Tale of Two Sisters" and the documentary "Mudang (Shaman)".

In Singapore from September 8th to 15th, a Korean film event will celebrate 30 years of bilateral ties between the city-state and South Korea, with movies like the animated " My Beautiful Girl, Mari", South Korea's second-most popular film this year "Marathon" and eight others.

Coreaction, a Korean film fan group in Frankfurt, Germany, will host its third Korean film week from September 16th through 24th.

The 15 films invited include the Park Chan-wook slasher "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance", the sci-fi comedy "Save the Green Planet" and the Buddhist movies "Come Come Come Upward", "Mandala" and "Hi, Dharma"

South Korea is also the featured nation with 32 films slated for screening at the annual Berlin Asia-Pacific Film Festival from September 19th through October 3rd.

From Saturday through September 14th, the Copenhagen Film Institute in Denmark will hold a retrospective of all eleven of director Kim Ki-duk's films.

Reported by KBS World Radio

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