ZHANG Lu, HONG Sang-soo and KIM Ki-duk Find Favor in San Sebastian, Busan
Korea’s top commercial filmmakers have been drawing plenty of notice this year, but the fall season has also welcomed a bevy of new titles from some of Korea’s most acclaimed arthouse filmmakers, with several selections and awards already recorded around the globe.
Earlier this month, HONG Sang-soo
nabbed his first ever award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival when his latest film Yourself and Yours
had its European premiere there, netting him the Silver Shell for Best Director. The film, which stars KIM Joo-hyuk
and LEE Yoo-young
, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and will go on release in Korea at some point in November.
also returns to Busan with THE NET
, in which RYOO Seung-bum
plays a North Korean fisherman who accidentally drifts south of the DMZ. The film debuted at the Venice International Film Festival and also screened at Toronto this month.
The 21st edition of BIFF kicks off on October 6th.