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Korea on Show at Asian Film Festival of Dallas
Jul 08, 2014
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Eight Films Invited to Texas
Kicking off it 13th edition this Thursday (July 10th), the Asian Film Festival of Dallas will once again shine a light on Asian cinema. As usual, a broad section of the festivities hail from Korea, with eight titles from the peninsula featured in the lineup.
Among those will be the North American premiere of Go, Stop, Murder, an independent thriller based on the Korean card game Go, Stop which debuted at the Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival last summer (PiFan), and the US premiere of omnibus sequel Horror Stories II, another title that screened at PiFan last year.
Commercial blockbusters The Attorney and The Fatal Encounter will also screen in Texas. A courtroom thriller about the early lawyer days of former president ROH Moo-hyun, The Attorney starring SONG Kang-ho, soared over the ten admissions mark earlier this year. Meanwhile, period potboiler The Fatal Encounter featured the return of idol star HYUN Bin following his two-year military service.
Also playing in Dallas will be revenge thriller The Fives, family drama Boomerang Family and feature animation The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow. Rounding out the Korean titles is Late Spring, the surprise success on the festival circuit that has earned a trio of awards from the Arizona and Milan International Film Festivals.
The Asian Film Festival of Dallas will take place from July 10th to the 17th in the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.