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Black Movie Film Festival Screens 8 Korean Films

Feb 02, 2016
  • Writerby Pierce Conran
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Prize for KIM Bo-young’s IMPERSNATION in Geneva
Wrapping up on January 31st last month, the 17th edition of Black Movie International Independent Film Festival in Geneva welcomed eight Korean films this year, including five shorts and three features. In addition, the animated short Impersonation, one of two films by KIM Bo-young screened this year, received a special mention for the RTS Kids: Fair Winds Prize. Impersonation premiered at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) in 2014.
Among this year’s invited features were HONG Sang-soo’s award-winning Right Now, Wrong Then, which already screened in Switzerland last August, when it picked up the Golden Leopard and Best Actor Awards at the Locarno International Film Festival. Also screening were RYOO Seung-wan’s chart-topping action-thriller Veteran, with HWANG Jung-min and YOO Ah-in, and CHO Chang-ho’s indie drama Another Way, which debuted at the Busan International Film Festival last October and will next be seen in competition at the Vesoul International Festival of Asian Cinema.
Other shorts included Prey, the second of KIM Bo-young’s films at the festival and OH Seo-ro’s Afternoon Class. Meanwhile, including Impersonation, three Korean animated shorts played in the Little Black Movie festival, special program designed for younger viewers. The other were KIM Myung-eun’s Colors In The Subway and The Mitten, by LEE Jong-hyuk, BAE Byeong-jun, LEE Mi-sun, KIM Bo-ra and KIM Hee-yeon.
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