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19th Far East Film Festival Invites 14 from Korea
Apr 18, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Bounty of Commercial Korean Fare in Udine This Spring
The 19th edition of the Udine Far East Film Festival returns in Italy from April 21st this year. As usual a broad selection of titles from Korea will be screened for local audiences with a total of 14 Korean films featuring in the program until the festival’s close on April 29th.
Among the international premieres in Italy this year will be KIM Sung-hoon’s North Korea-themed action-comedy Confidential Assignment, gamer thriller Fabricated City, with director PARK Kwang-hyun in attendance, LEE Seong-tae’s indie youth thriller Derailed, LIM Dae-woong’s haunted house thriller House of the Disappeared, action-thriller Master, with director CHO Ui-seok in attendance, legal drama New Trial, which will be supported in Udine by director KIM Tae-yun and producers PARK Daniel and YOON Ki-ho, and bowling drama SPLIT, with director CHOI Kook-hee joining the festival.
CHANG’s drama Canola and KIM Jong-hyun’s women’s ice hockey drama RUN OFF will both have their European premieres in town. Also screening will be HUR Jin-ho’s period melodrama The Last Princess, and three more titles with directors present: LEE Soo-yeon’s serial killer thriller Bluebeard, NA Hyun’s crime drama The Prison, and UM Tae-hwa’s fantasy drama VANISHING TIME: A BOY WHO RETURNED.