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Toronto Korean Film Festival Kicks Off 3rd Edition

May 27, 2014
  • Writer by Pierce Conran
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Rather than program a recent hit, the Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF) kicks off its third edition today (May 27th) with a screening of YU Hyun-mok’s classic noir The Aimless Bullet (1961). Over the coming days, the festival will showcase a variety of features, documentaries and shorts.
Besides YU’s Korean classic, this year’s TKFF will also screen features such as the recent JUNG Jae-young revenge thriller Broken, which also featured at the Udine Far East Film Festival last month, the Japan-Korea co-produced indie Our Homeland, PARK Moon-chil’s documentary My Place, the audience award winner at last year’s Jeonju International Film Festival, and LEESONG Hee-il’s new film Night Flight, which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year.
The festival will also play a wide variety of short films which will be broken into three categories. The Zainichi program will feature short works made by Koreans living in Japan, the Korean Queer Shorts section will comprise SON Tae-gyum’s Cannes-screened Fly by Night (2011) and the Korean Short Competition will screen some of the best recent Korean shorts, including YOON Ga-eun’s Sprout, which was selected for the recent Busan and Berlin International Film Festivals.
The 3rd TKFF, with its mission ‘to advance diversity through Korean cinema,’ will run until May 31st.
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