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ASH FLOWER Opens Seoul Independent Film Festival
Nov 11, 2016
- Writerby KIM Hyun-jung
SIFF Records the Largest Number of Entries Ever
PARK Suk-young’s indie drama Ash Flower was selected as the opening film at the 24th Seoul Independent Film Festival (SIFF). The film is about a girl who was left alone since her mother has gone and looks for her family. Actress JEONG Ha-dam appears in the film following the director’s previous project Steel Flower.
Ash Flower is the last movie in PARK Suk-young’s “flower trilogy” with Wild Flowers (2015) and Steel Flower. PARK’s directorial debut Wild Flowers was presented at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and SIFF in 2014. His second film Steel Flower was also featured at BIFF and SIFF in 2015, and won the Special Jury Prize at the Marrakech International Film Festival. Main actress JEONG Ha-dam picked the Best New Actress awards at the Buil Film Awards and BaekSang Arts Awards. Meanwhile, Ash Flower will be world premiered at SIFF this year.
SIFF 2016 will run in theaters including CGV ARTHOUSE in Apgujeong, INDIE SPACE and Seoul Art Cinema for nine days from December 1st to 9th. SIFF will screen 114 films among 1,092 entries which is the largest number of all time.