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Films from Korea’s International Film Festival Coming to Berlin

April 09th, 2014
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News from Berlin – ‘Korean Cinema Today’ is featuring ten outstanding films from ‘Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)’, the most important and most dynamic film meeting of Asia. The ten films, that were screened at the last two editions of the festival, in 2012 and 2013 respectively, included ’10 Minutes (Ship-bun)’, which was presented at ‘Berlinale’, International Film Festival in Berlin. These will be presented at HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) from April 24th to May 4th.

‘Korean Cinema Today’, which launched with great success in 2012, is adopting the same name as Busan festival’s section. HKW has responded to the growing significance and popularity of new Korean cinema with this series.

This year, the co-curator Hong Hyo-sook, programmer at BIFF and director of the Asian Film Fund, will attend the festival, along with directors and actors. Moreover, the opening of the festival will be held without any admission fee. The opening will be on April 24th, at 19:00.

The festival will give the opportunity to meet the filmmakers face-to-face and is considered to be an important aspect of the HKW series. The program includes both feature and documentary films, including the restored copy of a classic of Korean cinema. For the duration of the festival, animation and short films will be screened in a film lounge in the HKW foyer. Further programs will be viewed on from March 17th.

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