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42nd Göteborg Film Festival Invites Korean Trio
Jan 16, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
GRASS, SECOND LIFE and NONA to Screen in Sweden
The Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden will hold its 42nd edition from January 25th to February 4th this year and as usual, a varied selection of Korean titles has been invited as part of its lineup. This year’s titles will include Hong Sangsoo’s Grass (2018), PARK Young-ju’s Second Life (2018) and the Jeonju Cinema Project Nona. If You Soak Me, I Will Burn You from director Camila José DONOSO.
The first of two films released by prolific auteur Hong in 2018 (the other was Hotel by the River), the black and white drama Grass debuted in the Forum section of last year’s Berlin International Film Festival. The film features KIM Min-hee as a young writer drawing inspiration from the patrons around her at a cafe in Seoul.
One of the three Korean films to compete for the New Currents prize at the Busan International Film Festival last October, Second Life is the debut of director PARK Young-ju. The film follows a young girl who creates an unexpected problem at her school and decides to run away as a result and start a new life for herself.
From Chilean director Camila José DONOSO, Nona. If You Soak Me, I Will Burn You was one of the three independent films financed as a Jeonju Cinema Project last year. The film debuted at the Jeonju International Film Festival and is an experimental work about an elderly woman who exacts revenge through homemade Molotov cocktails.