We are proud to introduce in our Korean selection a mix of tense thriller and romantic comedy with impressive cartoons segments to the audience in the UK.
"Man of Vendetta" (파괴된 사나이), Friday 8th May 19.35. A thriller directed by Woo Min-ho about Pastor Ju Young-su (Kim Myung-min), a man of rock solid faith whose life is shattered when his 5-year-old daughter is kidnapped. He seeks God with desperate prayers for her safe return but to no avail. Feeling betrayed and distraught with anguish, Ju renounces his faith and leads a completely secular life. Eight years pass and he receives a call about his daughter- that she is still alive and is living with the kidnapper. Once again, Ju's resolute attempt to rescue his daughter begins.
"Petty Romance" (쩨쩨한 로맨스), Saturday 7th May, 13.00 with Lee Sun-kyun and Choi Kang-hee is a witty and clever adult comic and romance comedy between an adult cartoonist who teams with an unlikely writer to try for lucrative adult comic prize, bringing out their respective wildest fantaisies. Director Kim Jeong-hoon-II uses a great technique of mixing adult manwha animation into the rom-com feature film.
Also, actress Kim Kkot-bi from the award winning "Breathless" (똥파리) distributed in U.K. by Terracotta Distribution, will attend the Festival to meet cinema goers and sign copies of Breathless DVD on Saturday 7th May.
Other guests attending the Festival are: Japanese actor/Director Tak Sakaguchi, Japanese actress Rina Takeda, Hong Kong director Clement Cheng and Australian director Sam Voutas.
For more details and Festival full line-up: www.terracottafestival.com
Festival Venue: Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY, UK
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