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FFCP Launches ‘Sundays in Korea’ Program

Oct 01, 2015
  • Writerby Pierce Conran
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Korean Film Festival in Paris Begins Monthly Korean Film Series
 

Ahead of their upcoming 10th edition, which will run over October 27th to November 3rd, the Korean Film Festival in Paris (FFCP) has launched a new monthly Korean film series entitles ‘Dimanches en Corée’ (Sunday in Korea). The program, which kicked off on September 17th and will continue until August 2016, is being staged in conjunction with ‘L'Année France-Corée’ (French-Korean Year) 2015-2016, which marks the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between both nations.
 
Screenings will take place at 11am on a Sunday each month, but the initial showing actually took place on September 17th, a Thursday, at 8pm. The first film shown was the classic picture A Hometown in Heart (1949) from director YOUN Yong-gyu. Subsequent screenings will include HUR Jin-ho’s 2005 melodrama April Snow, IM Sang-soo 2010 The Housemaid remake, LEE Chang-dong’s most recent work, 2010’s Poetry, KIM Ki-duk’s modern arthouse classic 3-Iron (2004), SHIN Su-won’s breakout indie revenge film PLUTO (2013), NA Hong-jin’s popular thriller The Yellow Sea (2010), PARK Chan-wook’s world-renowned Old Boy (2003), KIM Moons’ 2003 animation Wonderful Days, HONG Sang-soo’s Turning Gate (2002) and LEE Jeong-hyang’s touching drama The Way Home from 2002.
 
Meanwhile, RYOO Seung-wan’s smash hit action-comedy Veteran will open the Korean Film Festival in Paris next month, while HONG Sang-soo’s Golden Leopard-awarded Right Now, Wrong Then will serve as the closing film.
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