KIM Ki-duk Lands Panaroma Invite
Hong’s 22nd film Grass
sees the auteur return to the Forum section of Berlinale, where his first film The Day A Pig Fell Into A Well
screened in 1997. He was last featured at Berlinale in 2017 with his 19th film On the Beach at Night Alone
(2017) which earned star KIM Min-hee
the Silver Bear for Best Actress, making her the first Korean performer to receive an acting prize in Berlin. Hong teams up with KIM again for Grass
, which focuses on several guests inside a small café in Seoul. KIM plays a patron who draws inspiration from the people around her for her writing.
SHIN’s Last Child
, his debut work, competed in the New Currents program at Busan last October, where it picked up the FIPRESCI Award. The film focuses on a couple who draw close to the boy who was saved by their son on the day he died. Last Child
was a recipient of the 2017 Post-Production Fund from the Asian Cinema Fund.
Veteran filmmaker PARK featured in Busan with Old Love
, a tale of former lovers who accidentally bump into each other at Incheon Airport. Though decades have passed and their lives have completely diverged, they decide to spend more time together. PARK debuted with Motel Cactus
in 1997 and is also known for Camel(s)
(2002). Old Love
is his eighth feature film.
Meanwhile, the short films Come Back Alive Baby by SONG Sang-hee and Strange Meetings, a joint Korea-Denmark production from Jane Jin Kaisen, will feature as part of a group exhibition at Akademie der Künste am Hanseatenweg in Berlinale’s Forum Expanded section.
This year’s Berlinale will take place over February 15-25.