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Paris Korean Film Festival Returns for 13th Edition on October 30
Oct 25, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
THE GREAT BATTLE and SUNSET IN MY HOMETOWN to Bookend FFCP
The 13th edition of the Paris Korean Film Festival (FFCP) will open its doors on October 30 and run until November 6. This year’s FFCP will open with the Chuseok smash The Great Battle before being brought to a close with the youth drama Sunset in My Hometown.
From director KIM Kwang-sik and starring ZO In-sung, period siege action-drama The Great Battle is currently the second most successful Korean film of the year with 5.38 million admissions (USD 40.48 million). The latest work from hitmaker LEE Joon-ik, Sunset in My Hometown features PARK Jung-min as a rapper who returns to his hometown and reconnects with an old friend played by KIM Go-eun.
This year’s other event screenings will include LEE Seok-keun’s romantic comedy On Your Wedding Day, HUH Jong-ho’s period creature feature Monstrum, KIM Tae-gyun’s investigative drama Dark Figure of Crime and KIM Yong-hwa’s fantasy epic Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017).
FFCP will also present a Halloween screening of JUNG Bum-shik’s GONJIAM: Haunted Asylum and advance screenings of YOON Jong-bin’s The Spy Gone North, Hong Sangsoo’s Grass and KIM Ui-seok’s After My Death, which will take place ahead of their French theatrical releases.
The ‘Panorama Section’ has invited JANG Joon-hwan’s 1987: When the Day Comes (2017), JEONG Hee-jae’s A Haunting Hitchhike (2017), KIM In-seon’s Adulthood, LEE Hae-young’s Believer, LEE Il-ha’s Counters, JEONG Jae-eun’s Ecology in Concrete (2017), KIM Bo-ram’s For Vagina’s Sake, KO Bong-soo’s Hello Dayoung, CHOI Sung-hyun’s Keys to the Heart, YIM Soon-rye’s Little Forest, JUNG Dae-gun’s Mate, PARK Ki-yong’s Old Love (2017), LEE Hwan’s Park Hwa-young and SHIN Yeon-shick’s Romans 8:37 (2017).
This year’s ‘Focus Section’ will feature sports films, including KIM Jee-woon’s The Foul King (2000), MOON Hyun-sung’s As One (2012), JUNG Ji-woo’s Fourth Place (2016) and WOO Moon-gi’s The King of Jokgu (2014).
Meanwhile the ‘Portrait Section’, which seeks out one promising new director every year, will take a look at JEON Go-woon. Her acclaimed feature debut Microhabitat will screen along with her shorts Too Bitter To Love (2008) and Bad Scene (2012).
Finally, the ‘Classics Section’ will take a look at the work of legendary actress CHOI Eun-hee. Screening works include SHIN Sang-ok’s The Flower in Hell (1958) and Bound by Chastity Rule (1962), LEE Hyung-pyo’s When Night Falls at Myeongdong (1964), as well as The Girl Raised As A Future Daughter-In-Law (1965) and One-sided Love of Princess (1967), both directed by CHOI herself.