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ORDINARY PERSON Invited to New York, Moscow and Fukuoka
Jun 07, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
80s-Set Thriller Hits Festival Circuit
The SON Hyun-ju-led thriller ORDINARY PERSON has received a raft of festival invitations which will see it travel the globe over three continents in the next few months. Coming up in its festival itinerary will be stops at the New York Asian Film Festival, the Fukuoka Asian Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival, where it has been invited to the competition lineup.
Directed by KIM Bong-han, who previously helmed the low-budget sci-fi drama THE HERO in 2013, ORDINARY PERSON features Hide and Seek (2013) star SON Hyun-ju as a detective in rural Korean in the 1980s who is surprised to discover that a recent arrest of his is in fact a notorious serial killer. After the detective examines the evidence, which had been put in front of him by people from the National Intelligence Service, he becomes suspicious of different motives at play behind the high-profile arrest.
ORDINARY PERSON was released in Korea in March and drew just over 380,000 viewers (USD 2.64 million). The film co-stars JANG Hyuk (Empire of Lust, 2015), KIM Sang-ho (Haemoo, 2014) and LA Mi-ran (Hope, 2013).
The 16th New York Asian Film Festival will take place from June 30th to July 15th, the 31st Fukuoka Asian Film Festival will begin on July 6th and carry on until the 15th, and the Moscow International Film Festival, which will celebrate its 39th edition, will run from June 22nd to 29th.