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IFFR Takes 6 Films from Korea
Jan 06, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
New JUNG Yoon-suk Doc Premieres in Bright Future
This year’s 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam will welcome six Korean films across different sections when it unspools in the Netherlands from January 25th to February 5th.
Presented as a world premiere out of competition in the Bright Future program will be Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno, the second work from Non Fiction Diary (2014) director JUNG Yoon-suk which is described as a punk activist documentary. The Voices program will feature ZHANG Lu’s black and white work A Quiet Dream, which was the opening film of last year’s Busan International Film Festival.
Three Korean films will take part in the Limelight lineup. These include KIM Sung-soo’s violent thriller Asura : The City of Madness with JUNG Woo-sung, KWAK Do-won and HWANG Jung-min, PARK Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last year in competition and has earned several accolades on the North American awards circuit, and YEON Sang-ho’s global phenomenon TRAIN TO BUSAN, his first live action work after several acclaimed indie animations. The zombie hit was the biggest Korean film of last year and became the most profitable Korean film outside of the country of all time.
Finally, HONG Sang-soo’s 18th work Yourself and Yours will be played in the Signatures section. The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and earned the revered auteur the Best Director prize from the San Sebastian International Film Festival last year.