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The 4th Buenos Aires Korean Film Festival Kicks Off on September 7th
Sep 04, 2017
- Writerby KIM Su-bin
‘5 Modern Korean Film Masters’ at Korean Culture Center in Argentina
The 4th edition of the Buenos Aires Korean Film Festival (Festival de Cine Coreano en Buenos Aires) will kick off its seven day schedule on September 7th at the Cinemark Palermo. Beginning with a screening of KIM Sung-hoon’s spy-action comedy Confidential Assignment at the opening ceremony, a slate of popular, and relatively recent releases will be played throughout the festival’s run including Hong Sangsoo’s drama On the Beach at Night Alone, PARK Chan-wook’s period erotic thriller The Handmaiden (2016), KIM Jee-woon’s Colonial Era action-thriller The Age of Shadows (2016), YEON Sang-ho’s animation Seoul Station (2016), KIM Seong-hun’s disaster drama Tunnel (2016), LEE Il-hyung’s legal thriller A Violent Prosecutor (2016), JANG Jae-hyun’s exorcism thriller The Priests (2015), CHOO Chang-min’s period drama Masquerade (2012), KIM Sung-ho’s family drama How To steal A Dog (2014) and LEE Byoung-heon’s youth comedy Twenty (2015). This year’s festival will also include exhibitions, lectures, contests and more.
Meanwhile, the Korean Culture Center in Argentina will be hosting a program titled ‘5 Modern Korean Film Masters’ from August 23rd, before the start of the festival. It will feature the works of directors PARK Chan-wook, BONG Joon-ho, LEE Chang-dong, Hong Sangsoo and KIM Ki-duk, all filmmakers who have been recognized in film festivals at home and abroad. The event will offer free screenings of six movies: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Old Boy (2003), The Host (2006), A Peppermint Candy (2000), The Power of Kangwon Province (1998) and The Bow (2005). In addition, there will be film criticism seminars on the five directors, some focusing on movie posters and still cuts from their works. “Film is a medium that allows others to personally experience the delicate histories and cultures of other countries.” said JANG Jin-sang, the head of the Korean Culture Center, adding “I hope that citizens of Buenos Aires can enjoy Korean films more than ever.”